Tarla Kramer


Tarla Kramer grew up in Adelaide, South Australia.
After a few trips to South America, and a few years in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, she returned to her home state. She now lives in the Flinders Ranges, about 350km north of Adelaide, with her four children, 2 cats, 1 cocky and half a dozen chooks.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am currently still working on my Nanobook, which I started last November. I hadn't tried writing a novel for ages so I thought I'd give NaNoWriMo a go. I'm finding it harder than I thought it would be. It's about a woman who runs away to an outback town after her marriage falls apart.
What is your writing process?
I usually have to think about what I'm going to write before actually writing it, as I'm sure alll people do. I seem to think better using pen and paper which is a pain, but I find the empty document offputting, whereas the blank piece of lined paper invites me to fill it.
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Where to find Tarla Kramer online


Lost in the Desert (essay)
Price: Free! Words: 2,280. Language: Australian English. Published: August 14, 2013. Category: Essay » Literature
Sometimes in life you get through one grief when another is dumped on you, and it can feel like you are wandering through the desert unable to find the way out.
A Season for Everything (essay)
Price: Free! Words: 1,460. Language: Australian English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Essay » Literature
In October 1998 I moved to Alice Springs, just as the hot weather was beginning. Summer in northern Australia turned out to last for almost six months...
Revisiting the Green Centre (essay)
Price: Free! Words: 1,500. Language: Australian English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Essay » Literature
In February 2000 it rained like never before in the usually dry heart of Australia, and the Red Centre literally turned green.
Приключения Мануэля и Бурриты
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,710. Language: Russian. Published: October 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America
Червячок Мануэль и крошка-динозавр по имени Буррита встречаются на побережье в Колумбии. Двое друзей вместе путешествуют по Южной Америке, встречая новых друзей и делая по пути новые открытия. Для детей старше 10 лет.
The Adventures of Manuel and Burrito
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,040. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Manuel the Caterpillar and a young dinosaur named Burrito meet on the coast of Colombia. Together the two friends travel around South America meeting new friends and making new discoveries along the way. For ages 10+

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