Amanda Tams


Born in Sheffield, brought up in the Midlands. Disabled by a polio vaccine many years ago, and possibly considered a drain on the NHS by some, sold by my father and kidnapped by a foster parent, I feel I have an insight into life's little foibles. I am uneducated in the formal sense, so my main aptitude is an imagination and a good sense of humour.
I started my writing with poems and found some success, managing to get published in the Staffordshire Life magazine as well as other publications. One of my poems listed alongside; Coleridge's, Lord Tennyson's, Shakespeare, DeFord and Taylor Swift is used in a Russian university to teach how to determine rhyme.
I write for two ex-pat newspapers in Spain and wrote for an ex-pat magazine for two years. I am now on my fourth book, part autobiography and part fiction, so some of it is false and some of it is true, but as for which is which, I leave that up to you.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
About 6 years ago I started writing poetry. I wrote one poem because my son could not find work and searched the net every day for online job applications, we realised it was a waste of effort. My poem was published in a newspaper and that kept me going. He found a jo the old fashioned way and rang up about one he had applied for on the net and was refused but got by ringing them.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I have always, I can't say loved, but been interested in the Jack the Ripper story's and films and everybody's new twist to them, I added my own and with the modern twist of genetic research. Is it nature or nurture that breeds a killer?
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Where to find Amanda Tams online

Twitter: @upandatamTams
Facebook: Facebook profile

Where to buy in print


The Albury Street Masquerade
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,820. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A genetic researcher discovered he is related to the man known as Jack the Ripper. Learning of his heritage from his ghostly relatives after inheriting the family home, a house masquerading as a normal house but one that holds terrible secrets. His dilemma is obvious to him, is killing in the genes?

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