Tamara has been quite mad since about 1978. She embraced her madness rather than fought it, and she has turned it to her advantage now as a multi-genre author. Her published works include the adventure/horror Waves of Darkness series, which follows the adventures of pirate-turned-living-vampire Viktor Brandewyne aka Bloody Vik Brandee, and the mid-winter dark fantasy short, In the Dead of Winter. She also has several WIPs and story ideas awaiting her time and attention in various genres. Born in the Chattanooga area, she has lived in various spots around the southeast over the past five decades. She currently resides in her native area along with her husband and five cats.