Tam was the kid who took AP Chemistry and AP Biology her Senior year of High School. After winning a scholarship to a DOE camp at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, touring the superconducting supercollider, and karyotyping DNA from the HIV virus, she came to realize if she pursued biomedical engineering, she might never see the outside of a lab again.
She got a Bachelor of Science in English, and now writes about characters who have taken biomedical engineering to extremes.
She currently lives in Alaska where she can garden, fish, hunt, cook, and thankfully enjoy the light of day.
At least in summer. The dark winters are great for writing ...