Tammie Painter

Biography

Hello, my name is Tammie Painter and I'm a write-aholic.

I write fiction - primarily fantasy, historical, and historical fantasy (I'm sure that's a thing, if not, it is now). For a sample, browse the listing for my short story collection 13th Hour to read one of the stories.

I also write non-fiction articles and books because I just get so excited about my own interests such as gardening, making cheese, animals, and traveling, that I want to share them with the world. For a list of where my articles have popped up, take a peek at my Publications page on my website.

What am I up to now? Thanks for asking! My current work-in-progress is the second book of my six-part fantasy series, The Osteria Chronicles. The first book, The Trials of Hercules, is complete and on its way to publication.

Oh, and don't forget my blog at TammiePainter.com where I babble on about writing and beekeeping (yes, beekeeping). You may also be interested in my gardening blog The Sassy Garden Girl (sassygardengirl.wordpress.com) or my travel blog, Fiona's Journeys (fionasjourneys.wordpress.com).

So you see, completely addicted to writing. I can't stop myself!

Looking for my books in print?
For the most personal service, head to my Etsy shop, Books By Tammie (Etsy.com/shop/BooksByTammie). You can also find my books at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Createspace (stop by the Shop for Books tab on TammiePainter.com for all the details). No matter where you buy my books 1% of every purchase goes to help animals in need.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, it was just after I finished reading The Stand by Stephen King and was a complete knock off...but about 700 pages shorter. Still, it wasn't a horrible story - some parts still surprise me for just how good they actually are - and is still in my "To Be Revised" pile of manuscripts.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Thinking, "I should be writing."

Besides that, I enjoy gardening, travel, reading, playing guitar, cycling and I've just had my second stand-up paddle board experience so I think I'm pretty much hooked.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Tammie Painter online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Trials of Hercules: Book One of The Osteria Chronicles
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 137,100. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
In a world where mortals must contend with the gods' cruel jealousy, one man must ask himself if he will risk his own death to protect the goddess who has done everything to destroy his life.
Going Native: Small Steps to a Healthy Garden
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,040. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
Does a garden that requires little work, saves you money and protects the environment sound good? Would you also like a garden that’s healthy and thriving year round? Then Going Native is for you! For a full description of the book and to see what other gardeners think about it, please visit: TammiePainter.com/going-native/
Easy Preserving - Simple Ways to Save Your Bounty (2nd edition)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,140. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Canning and preserving
Easy Preserving is not your grandma’s canning guide! Using a dose of wry humor, Easy Preserving looks at simple ways to save you time as you save your produce. Regardless of your level of kitchen expertise, Easy Preserving teaches you easy & reliable ways to save your bounty. This 2nd edition has been completely revised and includes several new recipes.
Soup for You - Simple & Healthy Soups You Can Make Into a Meal
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,760. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Soups
Whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or old hand at the stove, Soup for You provides simple & healthy recipes for thirteen mouth-watering soups along suggestions for how to make the soups into a meal. For a full description of the book and a free sample recipe you can try today, please visit: TammiePainter.com/soup-for-you/
Simply Soft Cheese - Cheese Making Made Quick & Easy - 2nd edition
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,650. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Specific ingredients / dairy
For anyone who's been curious, but scared away from cheesemaking by thoughts of how difficult it might be, Simply Soft Cheese will cure your fears. This newest edition includes both metric & English measurements and temperatures. For full details about the book and a sample recipe you can try today, please visit TammiePainter.com/Simply-Soft-Cheese/
13th Hour - Tales from Light to Midnight
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,970. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From light tales of legends and love to dark stories of ancient beasts and family secrets, 13th Hour's seventeen stories will delight you, mystify you and make you cringe.

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Smashwords book reviews by Tammie Painter

  • An Introduction to Natural Beekeeping on May 04, 2013

    This is a handy little book to have when others ask you why you in the world you would want to keep bees. Chandler provides an excellent overview of why we need to change how we keep bees and why we should keep them. It's not an instruction book for beekeeping, but does provide a few pointers.