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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

To Buy or Not to Buy: That is the Question

To massacre a phrase from Hamlet’s Soliloquy beyond all earthly recognition, have you ever thought about the factors that influence you to buy a book? This blog post started off as an analysis of authors whose work I pre-order and auto-buy, but then, looking at my Amazon Cart and seeing so few books there <wince>, […]

Creative Minds: Trey Parker and Matt Stone

Having recently hit a rough patch in my own creative process, one of the things I’ve been doing to refill my personal creative well is to explore the creative processes of people whose work I enjoy and appreciate.  Fair warning: This video-heavy blog post is likely to be the first in an occasional series because […]

When the Words Get in the Way

I spent more than a little time at 2014 RWA National in my hotel room, writing. Let me correct that: I was struggling. I was working on this love scene that takes place at about the halfway point of my WIP, ENTHRALL ME.  For some reason, Tia and Wyland’s bodies were doing all the right, […]

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 […]

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