Tamara’s fiction and short stories have been published in USA and Australian anthologies and journals, including Queen of Crime Anthology and Tincture Journal, and she has placed in several short story competitions, including the Glass Woman Prize. In 2011, Tamara was awarded a Varuna Writers’ House fellowship for her crime manuscript, and has since gone on to pen young adult and adult fiction manuscripts. She is currently studying a Master of Arts (Creative Writing) through Macquarie University. She lives in Brisbane with her husband and three teenage children, and works full time as an IT Program Manager.
When the Story Makers drop their golden envelopes from the sky inviting sixteen-year-old Eden Mellor and her friends at Arlington Academy to attend their dream mining auditions, Eden Mellor hopes they can unlock the tragic memories of her past.