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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

Writing Difference with Roxane Gay

Last week, I took a day off from security guards, sex demons and assassins (the WIP) and joined a group of undergraduate English majors, MFA students, and other writers on the University of Minnesota Mankato campus, where we had the pleasure of listening to the amazing Roxane Gay talk about writing difference. Though Gay is […]

Creative Minds: Scott Weiland (1967-2015)

This is the third post in an occasional series about how I find inspiration in other artists’ creative processes. Read the first, about Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and the second, about Trent Reznor. I was on vacation in warm and beachy Key West when I saw the news that former Stone Temple Pilots and […]

Taking the Slow Road

When I originally scheduled this blog post some months ago, my plan was to celebrate the release of my fourth Underbelly Chronicles novel, ENTHRALL ME, and to extol some of the merits of taking the slow road to publication. Well, unfortunately, ENTHRALL ME’s road to publication is going to be even slower than I anticipated. […]

Exit, Stage Left!

No, this post isn’t about the Hanna-Barbera animated  character Snagglepuss. (Yeah, I’m definitely aging myself here.) Instead, it’s about stage direction – you know, those descriptions, tags and ‘beats’ we writers use to move our characters around within the setting we’ve created. To be even more precise, this post is about UNNECESSARY stage direction. Too […]

Writing is (Mostly) Writing by Nancy Holland

Today, I’m so pleased to welcome my friend, fellow author Nancy Holland. Nancy, a 2010 Golden Heart finalist, recently released her debut romance novel, “Owed: One Wedding Night.” But…one thing you might not know about the multi-talented Ms. Holland is that she was a published nonfiction writer first!  Process-wise, I’m utterly fascinated by this, so […]

Whedon’s Wisdom

On May 4, 2015, the Monday following the wildly successful opening weekend of Avengers: Age of Ultron, writer/director/producer Joss Whedon deactivated his Twitter account.           And the Twitterverse went WILD, attributing his departure to everything from him receiving death threats, to militant feminists’ anger over his depiction of the Black Widow […]

Tools of the Trade: Empathy

When writers think about the tools of our trade, our thoughts might understandably go to craft: words, phrases, sentences, paragraphs. Grammar, punctuation, spelling, word choice. Characters, plot, setting, tense. Point of view, goal/motivation/conflict, dialogue, pace. And yes – all these things all need to be taken into account, all these things and more. But I’d […]

Creative Minds: Trent Reznor

This is the second post in an occasional series about how I find inspiration in other artists’ creative processes. Read the first, about Trey Parker and Matt Stone.     *** Everyone here at the Ruby Blog probably knows that I’m a complete and utter hoor for former Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters’ founder and front […]

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