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Tamara Merrill is a true left brain/right brain woman. She excels at most anything “crafty” and is considered a talented teacher of both computer skills and painting. She has been (among other things) a writer, a school teacher, an administrator, a computer programmer, and an artist. During the 60’s and 70’s she published multiple short stories in the popular women’s magazines of that era. But then the need for cash intervened and Tamara got a “real job” and stopped writing fiction. Now Tamara has stopped reading excessively (she admits to a book a day habit) and has begun writing again.
Releasing September 19, 2019, SHADOWS IN OUR BONES, is a work of historical fiction. Greed, societal forces, religion, eugenics, and racial prejudice came together in a shameful and shocking way on a small, wooded island off the coast of Maine in the early 1900s. The atrocious events that occurred on Malaga Island continue to echo through the years. Their impact is felt in many ways and by many lives. This work tells that tale in a compassionate, true. voice.
The Augustus Family Trilogy, is a family saga that tells the tale of loves, loss, and coming of age. The three books FAMILY LIES, FAMILY MATTERS, and FAMILY MYTHS encompass the years 1937 - 1985. Tamara currently resides in Coronado, CA.