Tam Francis writes vintage romantic fiction and has taught swing dancing with her husband for fifteen years. She is an avid collector of vintage patterns, vintage clothing and antiques. She has published, contributed to and been Editor-in-chief for two indie magazines – “From the Ashes” (Arts & Literature in the Greater Phoenix area 1990-1994) and “Swivel: Vintage Living” (swing dancing and vintage lifestyle culture 1994-2000).
Tam has also been a poet (two-time, National Poetry Slam city finalist, Scottsdale Center for the Arts Poetry Art Walk Featured Poet, New Times Feature Poet, Visual Voices Featured Writer) and short story writer (two-time finalist for Scare the Dickens Out of Us contest). And finally blogger and novelist. She began blogging her dance adventures years ago on Myspace, but started her novel when her husband shipped out for Iraq and she was alone with two small children.
She is currently querying agents for The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress, finishing the sequel The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress Hops the Atlantic, and is in printing production of a short story collection: Ghostoria: Vintage Romantic Tales of Fright.
She now lives in a 1908 home in Lockhart, Texas, which is not only the BBQ capital of Texas, but has the oldest, continuous working library in the state.
Where to find Tam Francis online
Ghostoria: Vintage Romantic Tales of Fright
by Tam Francis
Do you like scary stories with a little romance and a vintage twist? Welcome to Ghostoria where haunts and haints populate a world of unrequited love, woe and mystery with a '59 Cadillac, jitterbugs, historic jails, WWII vintage dresses, ghosts and curses. Ghostoria will gnaw the corners of your mind and challenge your ideas about life, love and death long after you leave.
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