Tammie Painter grew up in the creative world of Portland, Oregon, and she continues to call the City of Roses home. Although she spent years working as a chemist in a behavioral neuroscience research lab, she could never quite tame her desire to express herself through words and images. When circumstances provided her the chance to pursue an artistic career, she seized it and has never looked back.
As a writer, Tammie not only shows off her kitchen and garden skills in her non-fiction, but also has a passion for delving into and bringing life to history and mythology in her novels. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her short stories and essays and has written hundreds of articles for local, national, and international magazines as well as the Internet.
As an artist, Tammie's love of nature shines through in her botanical and wildlife art, but that doesn't stop her from exploring other subjects such as the shiny curve of a car or a peek into the streets of Europe. Whatever she chooses to draw or paint, Tammie's work is characterized by its attention to realistic details and strong colors. In 2016, Tammie had to honor of being selected for a solo exhibition as part of the Artist Exhibit Program via the Clackamas County Arts Alliance.
In a world where gods toy with the lives of mortals, one man embarks upon a quest to win back his kingdom and ends up a pawn in a battle that pits god against god. And even if he succeeds in reclaiming his throne, will he be able to win against the one foe he never expected to turn against him?
"I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fun fantasy/mythology book!" -Goodreads Reviewer
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.
Rated as one of the top books of 2014 by book blogger Just Another Girl.
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! Going Native will show you how small changes in the plants you choose can create a healthier garden that’s easy to maintain, benefits the environment, and protects your area's native species.
Easy Preserving is not your grandma's canning guide!
Full of lighthearted humor, Easy Preserving entertains as you learn simple and efficient ways to save your bounty - whether that bounty came from your garden, your grocer, or the farmer's market.
This 2nd edition of Easy Preserving has been completely revised and includes several new recipes.
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. Recipes include Curry Lentil Soup to warm your winter days, Rustic Italian White Bean Soup, Irish Leek and Potato Soup, Delicious and Nutritious Roasted Squash Soup, and many more.
For anyone who's been curious, but scared away from cheesemaking by rumors of how difficult it might be, Simply Soft Cheese will cure your fears. In Simply Soft Cheese, you’ll see how easy it is to turn that jug of milk from your grocer’s dairy case into something to delight your taste buds and impress your friends and family.
This 2nd edition includes metric & English measurements.
From light tales of legends and love to dark stories of ancient beasts and a desperate chef's secrets, 13th Hour will delight you, mystify you and make you cringe.
"This is a great collection of short stories! So well written, each story totally unique, a really great read!" -Reader Review
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.