ABOUT ME

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Tamara Girardi writes children’s books often inspired by things her four children say or do. Her debut board book, Why, Daddy? Why? released from Familius in May of 2022 and was quickly named one of the best books of the year by Amazon.

An author of young adult fiction as well, Tamara signed a book deal with Wise Wolf Books in June of 2021 for six young adult contemporary novels to release in 2022 and 2023. Gridiron Girl, the story of Julia Medina who quits the volleyball team to compete against her boyfriend for the starting quarterback position released in March. The second book in the series, Disorder on the Court, about a sophomore volleyball player, aspiring to compete with the varsity squad, is also available.

 

Ultimate Takedown, the third book in the series about a wrestler named Annalise Fiori who has to come to terms with an embarrassment from her past to secure her future releases August 30. 

Also an academic, Tamara is an Associate Professor of English at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College where she teaches creative writing, technical writing, composition, and literature online. She has a PhD in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and studied fiction at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

 

She has co-edited the essay collections Young Adult Literature in the Composition Classroom: Essays on Practical Application (McFarland), Hero or Villain?: Essays on Dark Protagonists of Television (McFarland), and Theories and Strategies for Teaching Creative Writing Online (Routledge). She lives in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her husband and adorably rambunctious children. 

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