Tamara Ellis Smith writes middle grade fiction and picture books. She is a member of the Unreliable Narrators and proudly graduated with them in 2007 from Vermont College of Fine Art’s MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. Tam has an essay in Luke Reynold’s Break These Rules: 35 YA Writers on Speaking Up, Standing Out, and Being Yourself, an anthology of first-person essays from leading authors for teens, and her debut middle grade novel, Another Kind of Hurricane will be published by Schwartz and Wade in August 2015. She is represented by the incredible Erin Murphy of Erin Murphy Literary Agency, and can be found on the web at www.tamaraellissmith.com and www.smithwright.blogspot.com.
When Tam is not writing, she is at home with her kids or running on the river trail near her house. She is also trained as a birth doula, and has had the amazing experience of attending a number of births. (All human, although she once had a cat give birth to five kittens on her bed—while she was in it.)