Tam Francis is the girl in the jitterbug dress, writing vintage romantic short stories and novels with a cocktail in one hand and a pen in the other.
She’s taught swing dancing with her husband for fifteen years and is an avid collector of vintage patterns, vintage clothing and antiques. She has published, contributed to and been Editor-in-chief for two indie magazines – “From the Ashes” (Arts & Literature in the Greater Phoenix area 1990-1994) and “Swivel: Vintage Living” (swing dancing and vintage lifestyle culture 1994-2000).
Tam has also been a poet (two-time, National Poetry Slam city finalist, Scottsdale Center for the Arts Poetry Art Walk Featured Poet, New Times Feature Poet, Visual Voices Featured Writer) and short story writer (two-time finalist for Scare the Dickens Out of Us contest). And finally blogger and novelist. She began blogging her dance adventures years ago on Myspace, but started her novel when her husband shipped out for Iraq and she was alone with their two small children.
She’s just released, the long awaited, The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress, is continuing final edits on The Girl in the Jitterbug Dress Hops the Atlantic, and workshopping The Flapper Affair. Don’t miss her short story collection: Ghostoria: Vintage Romantic Tales of Fright, available on kindle and in paperback.
She now lives in a 1908 home in Lockhart, Texas, that is not only the BBQ capital of Texas, but has one of the oldest continually working libraries in the state.
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