Award winning, Amazon bestselling author tammy was born in Midland, Texas. SUGAR LAND, her debut novel, won an IPPY, and was shortlisted, long-listed, and made several Best Of. lists. She is also the publisher of Gertrude literary journal. tammy is a 2017 Sou-Wester Artist-in-Residence, a 2019 VCAA fellow, and the loser of a Million Writers Award and two Pushcarts (one, though, a Special Mention).
Stemming from what her grandmother called her "gypsy blood," she has lived in 17 cities in 3 countries, 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 queer families and their friends. tammy now lives in Basel, Switzerland with Karena, and their kids, eating too much chocolate mousse and raclette.