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Award-winning author Tamara Hogan loathes cold and snow, but nonetheless lives near Minneapolis with her partner Mark and two naughty cats. When she’s not telecommuting to Silicon Valley, she writes paranormal romance with a sci-fi twist. A feral reader with an unapologetic television addiction, Tammy is forever on the lookout for the perfect black boots.

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Tamara's Fun Facts

Ruby Nickname:
Ruby Boots

Age:
Nuh-uh.

GH Year(s)
2009

Completed Manuscript(s)
4

Genre(s):
Paranormal

Day Job:
Technology process analyst

For Fun:
Reading, watching TV, contemporary quilting

Blog Posts from Tamara

Awesome #RWA14 SWAG!!

Frequent Ruby Readers may remember that I’m one of those annoying people who doesn’t seem to be influenced by most promo and marketing approaches, and alas, swag is no exception. I know, I’m horrible. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t some awesome swag on hand at the Romance Writers of America’s National Conference recently held […]

Art, Music, and Emotion

As a stoic, unsentimental Scandinavian, it takes a LOT to make me cry in real life , but when I’m listening to music? Or experiencing some kind of art combined with music? OMG, someone pass the Kleenex. Music alone reliably opens my emotional floodgates, but combining great music with another type of art can tip […]

“I Feel the Need…”

Mayday. Mayday. This is Tamara Hogan, The World’s Slowest Writer®, calling Mayday… Mayday. Mayday. Ruby Slippered Sisterhood, do you copy? I need your help. Earlier this week, in the aftermath of all the RWA/RITA + GH Awards hoopla, I looked at my WIP and came to a startling conclusion: I am not on track to […]

Really? Quality, Craft, and Reader Expectations

Today is the day that preliminary round scores for RWA’s RITA contest** are due, and I have one last book to score. I’ve read it three times, and it’s giving me fits. What’s the problem, you ask? How many points do you award “The Writing” when the book features beautifully descriptive language, deep and authentic […]

Happy Holidays from The Story Masters!

In early November, I gave myself an early holiday gift: a four-day writing workshop with The Story Masters! I mean, COME ON. Look at this instructor lineup! And within a 50 mile drive of where I live?! I was SO there. Though I highly recommend everyone experience this awesome workshop for themselves – the next […]

What Are You Thankful For?

Thanksgiving is the time of year where the concept of thankfulness is visibly front and center. By personality and profession, I’m a problem-solver, instinctively attuned to recognizing, and then correcting, problems, exceptions, deviations and anomalies. Sometimes I need a reminder to break out of problem-solving mode, and consciously acknowledge the things I’m thankful for. Thanksgiving […]

Ruby Reprise: Deep Third, Demonstrated

I have a confession to make. I keep a red pen on my bedside table. Oh, I don’t actually USE it. It’s strictly a prop. When I find the occasional typo, grammar error,  misspelling or the like while I’m reading in bed, I glance at the pen. I imagine picking it up, circling the error, […]

Free-for-All Friday: What are you researching?

Thriller writer Chelsea Cain recently tweeted:   I see I’m not the only writer who has these concerns, especially given recent revelations about government data collection. Um…NSA? FBI? DoJ? LMNOP? You know that very specific research I did recently, with the body decomposition rates in a very specific geographic area under very specific weather conditions? […]

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