I have always been a romantic and a bibliophile, and was influenced early on by my name. Tammy courtesy of Tammy Tyree of Tammy and the Bachelor and Jo courtesy of Miss Jo March from Little Women; two literary and cinematic legends that I never found it hard to live up to.
From a young age I could always be found carrying around books to read while watching my grandmother’s stories (soap operas) with her. I read anything and everything I could get my hands on and even made up skits and stories for my friends and me to act out. Once I outgrew the children’s books, I moved to the new Nancy Drew Mysteries and Sweet Valley High, until alas, I had been through all of them as well. Then my mom introduced me to an entirely new world – the world of romance.
I quickly began reading Janet Daily, Diana Palmer, and Anne Mather, and found myself impatiently waiting for each of their new books to come out. Then I discovered I had a love for history (possibly due to some really cute history teachers/coaches in my past) and began devouring books by Amanda Quick, Samantha James, and Gaelen Foley. One day, sitting in a college British History class, something the professor said made me think, I wonder. I quickly called mom (also a writer) and ran the idea by her. After being told, “Of course you can do it, you’re my daughter,” the rest, as they say, is history.
I currently share my love of reading with the next generation as a high school librarian, and share my personal life with my demanding dog trapped in a cat’s body, Ajax. I also would not be here today without the support of my wonderful parents and sister.
In 2017, The Beast of Yorkshire won the Carolyn Reader’s Choice Award. The same year I released my 8th historical romance. What a wild ride it has been and I look forward to every hairpin curve coming up. I hope you have as much fun reading my stories as I did writing them.