Tammy Dunning


Born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada in 1969 to my amazing parents, Barry and Sandra. I have one sibling, Russell. We grew up in the town of Tecumseh, Ontario. We climbed cherry trees, rode dirt bikes in the fields, caught crayfish in the ditches. Basically, we spent most of our time outside exploring the world.

I went to school in Belle River, Ontario, graduating in 1987. I went on to college but chose to drop out. Looking back now I wish I would have stuck to it. I married the love of my life, Shane, in 1991. Shortly after, we had two children. Our daughter, Mandy, created the covers to the 'Colours In Blackness' series. She is a graduate from Fanshawe College with an advanced diploma for Fine Art. Our son, Dustin, created the ColoursInBlackness.com website and helped out with all my other computer needs. He's quite savvy with electronics.

These five Colours In Blackness books, as well as A Bed Of Blood, are self published. I am interested in qualified representation: publishing company or agent.

Because I have Fibromyalgia, sometimes keeping focus is very difficult. Writing these stories is an accomplishment that I am very proud of. However, I couldn't have accomplished any of this without the aide from several friends and family, but mostly from my mother. She let me bounce ideas off of her and helped me out when I'd fall into creative slumps.

Please enjoy my words. I love all of characters and will forever hold them near and dear to my heart. Feel free to post your comments on my website.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada. My book series, Colours In Blackness, is based in this town. When I first moved there from Windsor, Ontario, it was a tiny town with only one stop light. It grew and grew and now there are many stop lights. I felt a need to put Tecumseh on the map, so to speak. Besides, it's easier to write what you know.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Sure I do! It was the first book in this series - Colours In Blackness - A New Life. Before that, nothing. I'm one of those people who doesn't do just a little bit of anything. If I'm going to do something, I'm going to do it all the way.
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Where to find Tammy Dunning online

Where to buy in print


A Bed Of Blood
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 54,150. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Her mother was slaughtered in her bed. There are too many suspects for it being such a small community. Did her abusive father jump parole to exact his revenge on her mother for helping to convict him? Does the new deputy have a hidden dark side? After Katie finds a mysterious box of notes that her mother was hiding in the attic, she puts the pieces together. Will her knowledge get her killed?
Colours In Blackness - Book #5 - Insight
Series: Colours In Blackness. Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 92,440. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
In this plot twisting, fifth and final book in the series, Laura's questions are all answered. Is the man she the sees truly the Laden she once knew, or is he a mere shadow of the eternal love she thought him to be? Will her love for Todd be strong enough to survive his jealousy or does it only prove to be the poison that ends them? Will her trust in people prove to be her most fatal flaw?
Colours In Blackness - Book #4 - Betrayal
Series: Colours In Blackness. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 53,490. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Book #4 - Betrayal. Laura's life is nothing that she knows. Todd has replaced Laden but her memories of this new life do not exist. Her strengths are replaced by fear, weakness and confusion. She has visions of a dangerous enemy disguised as a close friend. Who is it? Can she trust the crew enough to help her clarify the visions and get her with her memory back but not to kill her in the process?
Colours In Blackness - Book #3 - Desolation
Series: Colours In Blackness. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 53,830. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Book #3 in this series. Laura must choose between two fates, either one will cause her great pain and sadness. One is complete desolation of the world and the other is unknown; a future in question. Is she strong enough to make the sacrifice or can she find a way around it? She can't see a future that she's never lived before.
Colours In Blackness - Book #2 - Reprieve
Series: Colours In Blackness. Price: $3.25 USD. Words: 53,040. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Reprieve - Book #2 in this series A continuation from 'A New Life'. Reprieve is a page turner. Laura has a vision that will scare her more than she could ever imagine. How will she change the outcome of she can't decipher the riddles in time? Will the old mystical woman teach her life altering truths that will change everything? Time is just a period in which we live... but when is that?
Colours In Blackness - A New Life
Series: Colours In Blackness, Book #1. Price: Free! Words: 54,850. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
This is book one in the series. An 18 year old girl is suddenly able to see future events before they happen. She's moved into a school/hospital with other gifted teens. With their help she realizes that she can change the outcome of her visions but there are consequences to her choices. She learns about secrets, betrayal, friendships, passion and murder. Where did her gift come from and why her?

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