My writing lightbulb turned on in third grade when my teacher gave me great grades and encouraged me to “please keep writing.” Around the same time, two childhood books inspired my love of reading. My sense of adventure blossomed with Alice in Wonderland, and The Phantom Tollbooth showed what joy comes with learning and wondering about the world.
I have always written to process the beautiful and the difficult in life. I filled drawers with journals that overflowed with the highs and lows of growing up. In college creative writing, I learned the hard way that it’s best to write about something you know, i.e., not love at age eighteen. As an adult, I’ve published multiple personal essays, articles, and the book Stepparenting the Grieving Child. After the book, I admit I’ve been delighting in the return to shorter pieces.
Learning remains at my core…to understand, to process, to solve, and to share. My own stepfamily learning curve, shared, helps other stepparents cope and move forward. I currently work in a learning environment, helping manage employee talent development at a large university.
I also love the outdoors: cycling, walking the dog, paddle boarding, or hiking (with snowshoes if needed). My big secret is that I’m a native New Yorker, born and raised. I love to go back, visit, and slip into the accent that no one in Colorado hears.
You’ll find me out in the world, learning something and then writing about what I know!
Books From This Author
Tangled in a complex relationship with two alien men from a different world, Tamara Carrington’s college life on Earth...
Tamara Carrington always felt different. One event in high school left her wondering if maybe she really was a freak,...