Tamara J. Collins wrote her first novel and collection of poetry at age fourteen after her mother passed away from breast cancer. She never has had either read or submitted for publication. She also has written collections of song lyrics, essays, and poems after her father passed away when she was twenty years old, that were lost in a move across country and back.
Since then, she has been a writer for Discover Hollywood Magazine, Lollipop Magazine, Maximum Rock N’ Roll, Left for Dead, Corrosion of Complains, The Mouth of The River, The New Hampshire, and many more.
Over the past summer she took a poetry workshop with Matt Miller the Word Barn in Exeter, NH.
Collins is the author of Metempsychosis: Poems (chapbook) (July 2016)available exclusively at RiverRun Bookstore.
Collins has taught fiction writing to teens at the Lane Memorial Library in Hampton, NH. She also runs The Portsmouth Writers’ Salon Writing Workshop in Portsmouth, NH, which she founded in 2013.
She performs as a poet/host of the RiverRun Bookstore After Hours Monthly Young Poets Series. She also has been a featured poet in June 2015 on WCSA Radio’s Writers in the Round, and November 2014 Beat Poetry Night at the PressRoom both in Portsmouth, NH.
In her free time Tamara enjoys skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing with friends, and pizza and movie nights with her family.