Michelle Tatam

Biography

Michelle Tatam writes middle grade and young adult fantasy and science fiction stories. She lives in regional Queensland with two of her three children. A long, long time ago, she competed in disabled sports and won a bronze medal at the 1994 FESPIC Games in China.

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Books

Naia of the Bay
Series: Seaborn. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 16,650. Language: Australian English. Published: June 1, 2015 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Naia doesn’t feel like she belongs anywhere. To Dr Shaw, she had been an experiment. To Dr Cohen and Eric, she is a problem. To Fynn’s pod, she is someone to be wary of, to avoid. All Naia wants is a real family, something she’s never had. Then one night her world is shattered. Feeling betrayed by everyone she’s trusted, she runs away – Only to find herself fighting for her life...
Spindrift
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: Australian English. Published: February 28, 2015 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jandy-500 lives in a future world of food shortages, energy blackouts and overpopulation. There are rumours that the Government has found a way to make things better. But will their solution work – or will Jandy and her friends be lost forever?
Catalyst
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: Australian English. Published: February 28, 2015 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Special needs
Frazer lives in a world of too-bright colours and too-loud sounds. He has rituals to protect himself, but it means he can’t connect with anyone. Then the cat finds him, and Frazer’s world is turned upside down.
Festival of Fire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,880. Language: Australian English. Published: February 28, 2015 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
After Tora’s mother dies in a car accident, she goes to live with her Gran in Glenailis, a Scottish village born from ancient Viking heritage. One thousand years before, Gudrun lived in Glenailis with her mother and spins and weaves wool to help them provide for themselves. Two girls from the opposite ends of time, drawn together by a cataclysmic event which will change both their lives forever.
Double Vision
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: Australian English. Published: February 28, 2015 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
Simon is an orphan. Sent crossworld as a baby, along with a Faeyr to keep him safe, Simon has no idea who or what he is – until Rhix breaks down and tells him he is one half of a conqueror’s tool to open a portal between worlds. Now Simon and Rhix need to find a way to close the portal, or the Overlord and his army of monsters will come through from his world and conquer Australia…
Shifting Sands
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: Australian English. Published: August 31, 2014 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Nathan has never felt like he fits into his adopted family or his opal-mining community in the South Australian desert. Then he finds an abandoned mineshaft and discovers something much more incredible than opal potch. But now that he knows exactly who and what he is, and why he doesn’t fit in, he has a choice to make. A choice which will change his life forever…
Fire
Series: Project Phoenix, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,140. Language: Australian English. Published: June 5, 2014 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When Cam agrees to join Project Phoenix so he can master his pyrokinetic skills and make sure he never hurts anyone again, he doesn't expect to find friends who understand. Not to mention use his powers to help people. But someone within Project Phoenix is keeping secrets. Secrets which could cost Cam and his friends their freedom...
Going Home
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,740. Language: Australian English. Published: February 28, 2014 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Flume chose to leave her former home and let herself be washed on to Mon Repos Beach. Her foster parents believe she has amnesia. But Flume knows exactly who and what she is – and now she needs to know if she’s made the right choice…
Common Ground
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,540. Language: Australian English. Published: February 28, 2014 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Faryn is the youngest member of a scientific team exploring the planet Erikus-4. When she discovers something odd about the trees near the river, and everyone else is too busy with their own tasks to listen, Faryn decides to conduct her own experiment. But will her impulsive act endanger herself – or someone else?
Charmed
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: Australian English. Published: February 28, 2014 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Shari brought the injured white cat home from the park, she knew she had to keep it hidden from her nasty stepmother. But when the cat is discovered, something incredible happens – something that will change four lives forever.
Secrets
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,370. Language: Australian English. Published: December 1, 2013 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Keerwan’s people have lived in the Valley for hundreds of years, trapped by the lethal mind-sucking molleng – creatures held in check only by the mysterious powers of the Giant. When Keerwan and the Giant are both kidnapped and stranded far beyond the Valley, they are forced to rely on each other. But in the wider Forest they learn secrets about their peoples' past which will change them forever.
When the Dawn Breaks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: Australian English. Published: December 1, 2013 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Leigh is in hospital, and she knows she’s really sick. One night she meets Toby, a little kid who was in a serious accident, and is almost ready to go home. But is Toby all that he seems? Or is he on a special mission?
Flight and Flame
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,110. Language: Australian English. Published: October 3, 2013 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is an anthology of four stories suitable for kids from 8 to 12 years old. Wheel and Fly - Can Rach help her cousin Keith find the criminals who caused his car crash? Firepower - Who is Kevin, and why is the Morph after him? Escape from the Aerie - Ricky and Tia can fly, but are they safe at the Aerie? When the Dawn Breaks - Leigh is in hospital - but why is Toby there?
Zoey on Track
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: Australian English. Published: July 31, 2013 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Cars, Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / General
Zoey has waited years until she was old enough to race junior sedans at Speedway. Now she’s in her first race… and it’s not going so well. Will Colin and Mark’s teasing stop Zoey from chasing her dreams? Or will she take Emily’s advice and go for it?
Marina of the Sea
Series: Seaborn, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,440. Language: Australian English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
Marina was told by the Institute scientists that there were no other dolphin shapeshifters like her. Then she discovers there is a boy with the same powers living near an island to the south. Why has Dr Shaw lied to her about Fynn? Is he really searching for a cure for her, or is he working on something more sinister? To find out, she'll have to risk everything...
Fynn of the Ocean
Series: Seaborn, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 43,550. Language: Australian English. Published: November 30, 2012 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
When Bonnie finds Fynn hurt and unconscious on the beach, he tells her he remembers nothing about his past. But does he? He seems to know a lot about the ocean, and the dolphins, for someone who can't recall pizza and TV... When Bonnie finally discovers his incredible secret she agrees not to say a word. But when fish start dying Fynn himself may have to reveal his abilities to save his family...
Escape from the Aerie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,770. Language: Australian English. Published: September 4, 2012 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
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Tia and Ricky were born with wings. They have lived at the Aerie their whole lives, kept secret from the rest of the world and studied by the scientists of BioTronics. But when Kylie, the Aerie Director’s daughter, discovers that BioTronics has been training the twins to play a sinister role, she decides to help them escape.
Chameleon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,960. Language: Australian English. Published: June 4, 2012 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Chloe has kept her shapeshifting powers secret all of her life. But when her stepfather finds out he forces Chloe to shapeshift into other people to commit robberies for him. If Chloe refuses, he will hurt her baby sister. Chloe knows he will do it. He’s already killed her mother. Can Chloe trust her new friends Tash and Shaun with her secret, or will Shaun's plan put them all in danger?
Firepower
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,360. Language: Australian English. Published: April 3, 2012 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
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Kevin has grown up fighting to control his fire-generating powers. His father has always told him that he is trying to find a cure, but when Kevin finds out he is lying, he runs away. Cathy and Dillon live next door. They know nothing about Kevin – until they see him running away from the Morph, a horrible little green monster determined to steal Kevin's powers.
Wheel and Fly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,580. Language: Australian English. Published: February 9, 2012 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Special Needs
When Keith and Rachel are involved in a car accident, Rach is blinded and Keith retreats into a coma. But the accident has also given Keith incredible telepathic and telekinetic powers. Keith is a police officer and, when he learns his ‘accident’ was caused deliberately to stop him investigating a drug ring, he is determined to finish what he started. But to do that he needs Rach's help.
The Midnight Running
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,780. Language: Australian English. Published: December 22, 2011 by Solitary Cat Books. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Awarded 2nd place, Voices on the Coast Novel Competition, 2006 One year ago Megan lost her elder brother in a motorbike accident. Tonight she will find out why. Tonight, dared into Running with Ty and Holly, Megan will discover that the world isn't what it seems and that every choice has its own set of consequences...

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