Award winning author and screenwriter, tammy creates gritty, redeeming, stories that honor queer lives. Her novel, SUGAR LAND, won an IPPY, was shortlisted for the Crook's Corner Prize, a finalist for a Forewords Indie Award, an Amazon #1 Bestseller, made the Advocate’s Best of 2018, was a Top Five for 2018 by Powell's booksellers, and starred by Kirkus Reviews.
The pilot for the series was selected for several fancy places and the short film - "Nana Dara is Gay" - based on SUGAR LAND is now in post-production.
She wrote "Dottie's Magic Pockets", the first kids show for children in queer-headed families and their friends, which played around the world, and is the publisher of Gertrude 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. She's been published two dozen literary journals and places like LitHub, Real Simple, and GoMag.
Stemming from what her grandmother called her "gypsy blood," tammy 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. tammy now lives in Lake Oswego, OR with her lady and too many children. See a list of publications here.