Tammy was born in Midland, Texas. Since then she has written oodles of things. Some have been published and some have been burned. SUGAR LAND is her debut novel. She is also the Publisher of Gertrude.
Tammy (who prefers a lower case name, but gets confused when her name starts a sentence)attended the Tin House Workshop twice, earned her MFA from Antioch University on partial merit scholarship, is a winner of a fellowship to the 2012 SLS Summer Seminar in Kenya, and loser of a Million Writers Award.
Stemming from what her grandmother calls her "gypsy blood," she has lived in 15 cities, working as a gas station attendant, biscuit maker, medical experimentee, waitress in a Greek diner, house cleaner, and a college instructor – among other odd jobs. She also created “Dottie’s Magic Pockets” – the first show for kids in all kinds of families.
PUBLICATIONS. SUGAR LAND (novel); Red Hen Press, 2018 “Strays”, “They Worried About Her”, “With the Flowers Still on the Table,” and "Rosemary Kennedy" on Fixional (fiction and poetry); 2017 "King of the Rats" upcoming in The Ostrich Review (flash fiction); 2017 “Weeds” in New River Press’s American Fiction 15 (fiction); 2016 Grenadine Kisses at Midnightwas a semi-finalist for the 2014 Black Lawrence Book Prize, a finalist for the 2015 Paper Nautilus chapbook contest (as "fluid."), and a finalist in the Be About It 2015 chapbook contest "Fetus" on F(r)iction (fiction); October 2016 “Lawn Decoration” in Thumbnail #6 with Cobalt Press (flash fiction); 2015 “Punching Dead Highways” in Cactus Heart’s Issue 5 (fiction); 2015 “A Young Girl Decides to Stay Home” in Literary Orphans (fiction); 2014 “Ava’s Third Leg” in The Portland Review (fiction); 2014 “The Last Time” in The Night, The Rain, and The River with Forest Avenue Press (fiction); 2014 “Making Feral Creatures” in Brave on the Page, chosen by Powell’s Books as their 2012 Book of the Year (essay); 2013 “A Confession” in Folio magazine (flash non-fiction); 2013 “A Moment of Relief” in Piff magazine (flash fiction); 2013 “Racing Josephine” in 10,000 Pounds of Black Ink (fiction); 2012 “Because There is a Story to Tell” in Unshod Quills (fiction); 2011 “With Tarts” Dir. Andrea Maxwell, online here (short film); 2010 “So Many Songs” in Society journal – a Pale House Collective (fiction); 2008 Dottie's Magic Pockets! (kids's DVD and CD); 2007-2010 “Monster in my Pants” – a 26-minute short film that played at film festivals and had 240,000+ hits on-line at Spike TV); 2006