Tamara J. Collins was born and raised in Marlboro, Vermont. She is the author of Metempsychosis: Poems (House of Love and Pizza Press). She has published work previously in Maximum Rock N Roll, Lollipop, Discover Hollywood, Corrosion of Complaints, Left for Dead, and other journals. She has taught a Teen Fiction Writers’ Workshop at The Lane Memorial Library. She was the Founder and CEO of The Portsmouth Writers’ Salon (2013-2015), which was a Fiction Writers’ Workshop. She currently writes for Portsmouth Living Magazine and TEDxPiscataquaRiver. She lives in New Hampshire.