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Abbreviated Bio:

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling novelist whose works have been awarded and nominated for numerous industry-leading honors, among them the Christy Award and RITA Award. Her deeply drawn characters and thought-provoking plots have earned her devoted readers worldwide. Tamera and her husband reside in Nashville, Tennessee, where they live a short distance from Belmont Mansion and Belle Meade Plantation, the setting of Tamera’s two USA Today bestselling Southern series.

Short Bio:

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling novelist whose works have been awarded and nominated for numerous industry-leading honors, including the Christy Award (two-time winner, seven-time finalist), the RITA Award (two-time winner, four-time finalist), the Carol Award, the Maggie Award, the Booksellers Best Award, and Library Journal's top distinction, among others. After seventeen years in Colorado, Tamera and her husband now reside in Nashville, Tennessee, where they live a short distance from Belmont Mansion and Belle Meade Plantation, the setting of Tamera’s two USA Today bestselling Southern series.

Long Bio:

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today best-selling author of Rekindled, Revealed and Remembered, the critically acclaimed Fountain Creek Chronicles historical series. Her second historical series, Timber Ridge Reflections (From a Distance, Beyond This Moment, and Within My Heart) continue her signature style of deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose which has earned her devoted readers worldwide—and multiple industry awards. Her immensely popular Southern Mansion novels—the Belmont Mansion series and the Belle Meade Plantation series—are continuing that beloved tradition.

Her books have twice garnered the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (she's a seven-time finalist) and the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance (she's a five-time finalist). Her novels have won the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the Golden Quill Award, the HOLT Medallion, the Bookseller’s Best Award, the National Reader's Choice Award, and Library Journal’s Top Christian Fiction, among others.

After living in Colorado for seventeen years, Tamera has returned to her Southern roots. She and her husband make their home in Nashville, Tennessee, along with a rambunctious but oh-so-lovable Australian Terrier named Murphy. 

Tamera's books have been translated into Dutch, German, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, and Portuguese. 

Tamera's Memberships and Associations

Natasha Kern Literary Agency
Natasha Kern, Tamera's Agent

Bethany House Publishers
Rekindled, Revealed, Remembered (Fountain Creek Chronicles)
From a Distance, Beyond This Moment, Within My Heart (Timber Ridge Reflections)
A Lasting Impression, A Beauty So Rare, A Note Yet Unsung (Feb. 2017) (the Belmont Mansion novels)
Amy Green,  Public Relations Director, Bethany House Publishers

Harper Collins Christian Publishing (Zondervan/Thomas Nelson)
The Inheritance (standalone novel)
To Whisper Her Name, To Win Her Favor, To Wager Her Heart (Aug. 2017) (the Belle Meade Plantation novels)
Among the Fair Magnolias, Four Southern Love Stories 
Paul Fisher, Marketing Director, Harper Collins Christian Publishing 

Tamera's Dutch Publisher
Uitgeverij Van Wijnen
 
Albert R.T. de Vos, Director, Editorial Department

Tamera's German Publisher
Francke 
Anne-Ruth Meiss, Director, Editorial Department

Poland, Romania, and Slovak contacts coming

Inspired by Life…and Fiction
Group blog with nine other writers 

Videos

Here's the trailer for To Whisper Her Name followed by a personal welcome to Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, Tennessee...

Trailer for To Whisper Her Name

Welcome to Belle Meade Plantation

Grab a glass of sweet iced tea and join me for a two-minute tour of Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, Tennessee, the setting of my Belle Meade novels



Watch all six of the To Whisper Her Name video vignettes



. . .a brand new daily, 24-minute broadcast designed to help you take a fresh approach to grappling with truth through sound Biblical exposition, tangible illustrations, and real-life insights. Michael and I sat down recently to chat, and that interview is uploaded now, along with interviews with Jerry Jenkins, Dave Ramsey, Dennis Rainey, and others.

Tamera's book information

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Each book within Tamera's series are "standalone novels." Meaning that even though the characters in one story may populate another, each book is a complete and satisfying read. The stories can be read "out of order" and still be enjoyed.

  

Belle Meade Plantation novels


To Whisper Her Name
Belle Meade Plantation Novels, Book 1
USA Today Bestseller
Debuted on CBA and ECPA Bestseller Lists

Based on the real history of Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, TN

Acclaim for To Whisper Her Name



To Win Her Favor
Belle Meade Plantation Novels, Book 2
Debuted on CBA and ECPA Bestseller Lists
2016 AudiAward Best Inspirational
2016 Christy Award finalist
Named Top 15 Novels of 2015 
Based on the real history of Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, TN

Acclaim for To Win Her Favor


Among the Fair Magnolias
a collection of four Southern Love Stories with four bestselling historical authors
Includes Tamera's novella, To Mend a Dream, a Belle Meade Plantation novella
2016 Booksellers Best Award for Best Novella

Acclaim for Among the Fair Magnolias


To Wager Her Heart
Belle Meade Plantation novels, book 3
Coming Fall 2017
Cover reveal coming soon


Belmont Mansion novels

A Lasting Impression
Belmont Mansion Novels, Book 1
CBA and ECPA Bestseller
2012 Christy Award Nominee


Acclaim for A Lasting Impression
USA Today Review
Interview with WBCL
Visit the Belmont Mansion novels page


A Beauty So Rare
Belmont Mansion Novels, Book 2
2015 Christy Award Nominee

Acclaim for A Beauty So Rare






A Note Yet Unsung
Belmont Mansion Novels, Book 3
Publishers Weekly Starred Review




Fountain Creek Chronicles novels

Rekindled
Fountain Creek Chronicles, Book 1
Library Journal Starred Review
Double RITA finalist
Golden Quill finalist
Library Journal TOP PICK
Romantic Time's Reviewer's Choice Award

Acclaim for Rekindled


Revealed
Fountain Creek Chronicles, Book 2
RITA Award Winner
Golden Quill Finalist

Acclaim for Revealed





Remembered
Fountain Creek Chronicles, Book 3
Christy Award Winner

Acclaim for Remembered 




Timber Ridge Reflections novels

From a Distance
Timber Ridge Reflections, Book 1
2009 Christy Award Winner

Acclaim for From a Distance






Beyond This Moment
Timber Ridge Reflections, Book 2
CBA and ECPA Bestseller
2010 Christy nominee for Best Historical Romance


Acclaim for Beyond This Moment
Press Release



Within My Heart
Timber Ridge Reflections, Book 3
ECPA Bestseller
2011 Christy Award Finalist for Best Historical Romance
2011 RITA Award Finalist for Best Inspirational Romance
2011 Booksellers Best Award Winner
2011 Golden Quill Award Winner


Acclaim for Within My Heart
Interview about Within My Heart

Stand-alone novels - Women of Faith Fiction

The Inheritance
Women of Faith Fiction
CBA and ECPA Bestseller
2010 RITA Winner for Best Inspirational Romance
2010 Christy nominee for Best Historical Romance

Acclaim for The Inheritance





Special Tours for Readers at Nashville Historic Mansions

Both the Belmont Mansion and Belle Meade Plantation offer special tours for readers of Tamera's novels. Belmont Mansion offers the A Lasting Impression  tour, and Belle Meade Plantation offers the To Whisper Her Name  tour. Contact the mansions to book your special reader tour.

Belmont Mansion
Nashville, TN
A Lasting Impression Tour
Kate Wilson (Director of Operations) 
615-460-5459










Nashville, TN
To Whisper Her Name Tour
Mark James (Group Sales Mgr)

Belle Meade Gift Shop
Joanne Floyd (Museum Store Mgr)
615-356-0501 (Gift Shop)
800-270-3991 (Gift Shop)



       

Tamera's author photos

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