About

Tamara writes mainly dark, surreal tales with a touch of science fiction. Her novel Grind Spark was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2014.

Tamara is an ex-retoucher, ex-train cleaner, failed bartender, ex-philosophy student, terrible cook, earnest harmonica player, dedicated coffee drinker, beginner tea drinker, keen people watcher, dream astronaut, and aspiring cowboy, that likes cheese and red wine.

She has recently completed an MSc Psychology (because the brain is crazy, man) and having spent time flitting across England currently resides in the West Midlands. Her heart is in the countryside or by the sea.

She’s kept in line by two wayward cats, Ripley and Diesel. Yes, Ripley is named after the goddamn greatest heroine in all of science fiction history.

You can find her talking about cats, cheese and writing on Twitter.

Publications

As well as what you can find roaming the pages at the Dust Lounge, Tamara has also appeared in other online and paper based places.

Novels and collections

‘Grind Spark’ – novel – October 2016 – Longlisted for the Bath Novel Award, 2014

‘Double Vision’ – collected short stories – April 2016

Appearances online and in print

‘Walls’ – flash fiction – June 2020, The Cabinet of Heed, Stream of Consciousness special issue

‘Insert Pictures’ – flash fiction – September 2019, Flash Fiction Magazine

‘Apocalypsia’ – flash fiction – March 2016, Flash Fiction Magazine

‘Blood Stains Grouting’ – flash fiction – June 2015, The FlashDogs Anthology, Volume 2, Solstice Dark

‘The Sun Falls in Streamers’ – flash fiction – June 2015, The FlashDogs Anthology, Volume 2, Solstice Light

‘Channel 52’ – flash fiction – December 2014, The FlashDogs Anthology, Volume 1

‘HTTP Error’ – flash fiction – December 2014, The FlashDogs Anthology, Volume 1

‘HTTP Error’ – flash fiction – August 2014, 365 Tomorrows

‘Job Hunting’ – flash fiction – June, 2014, Easy Reading for Difficult Devils

‘Remember Me’ – flash fiction – September 2013, The Alarmist Magazine, Issue 3

‘Job Hunting’ – flash fiction – April 2013, FlashFlood

‘Ash Taints’ – poetry – March 2013, Synaesthesia Magazine

‘Digital Eyes’ – flash fiction – December 2012, New Scientist Culture Lab website