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About Tamera

Tamera with Murphy (left) and Bailey (right) her sweet but slightly rowdy Australian Terriers (emphasis on terriers!)

Tamera with Murphy (left) and Bailey (right) her sweet but slightly rowdy Australian Terriers (emphasis on terriers!)

Hi!  Whether you're visiting for the first time, or we're already friends, I'm glad you're here! 

I wish we could be sharing iced lattes and visiting face-to-face, but this will have to do for now. I hope we can stay connected via my eUpdates and your favorite social media platform. 

Reach out! I'd love to hear about you. 

I'm so grateful we're on this journey together, 

Tamera

P.S. People often ask how my name is pronounced. It's Tamera like "camera" with a T. But Tammy is just fine, too!


Tamera Alexander is the USA Today bestselling author of numerous books, including With This PledgeA Lasting Impression, A Note Yet Unsung, To Whisper Her Name, and To Wager Her Heart

Her richly drawn characters and thought-provoking plots have earned her devoted readers worldwide, as well as multiple industry awards.

These awards include the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian fiction, the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Bookseller’s Best Award, and being listed among Publishers Weekly and Library Journal’s Top Inspirational Fiction, among others.

Tamera's books have been translated into numerous languages. She's toured Germany and The Netherlands meeting readers and cherishes those connections.

Tamera was inspired to become a writer by her mother-in-law Claudette who gave her a book that Tamera took one look at and thought, "Mmmm...not interested." (So much for 'Don't judge a book by its cover!') But being a Southern gal, Tamera thanked her sweet mother-in-law profusely, then shelved the book for a later date. A few weeks passed, and Tamera got a phone call one afternoon. Claudette had died very suddenly of a brain aneurysm at age 58. In the following months, Tamera happened upon that little book again, the one Claudette had given her. But this time, she sat down and read it cover-to-cover—and her long-ago-tucked-away love of writing was given new life! The book? Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke. 

Tamera writes her novels at home in Tennessee and treasures being a writer. But mostly, she cherishes her connections with people—both real and imagined.

She hopes readers who pick up one of her novels will be swept away into another time and place, that they'll fall in love with the characters and gain insights into the history of the setting and people of yesteryear. But most of all, when a reader turns that final page in one of her novels, she prays they will have taken a step closer to Christ. Because she believes that having a relationship with Him is the most important decision you'll ever make in this life—and the next.

After living in Colorado for nearly two decades, Tamera and her husband now make their home in Nashville where they enjoy life with their two adult children who live nearby, and Murphy and Bailey, two rambunctious but oh-so-lovable Australian Terriers.

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A personal note . . .

I grew up reading anything and everything I could, so it was a natural step when my interest eventually turned to writing. 

To date, I've written fourteen novels and two novellas, which includes my latest full-length novel, With This Pledge, a Carnton novel which readers made an instant #1 Amazon Bestseller and #2 ECPA Bestseller. Thank you!

I write Southern historical fiction/romance set in Civil War and post-Civil War Nashville, and also Colorado Territory historical fiction/romance set in the wilds and grandeur of the Rocky Mountains where we lived for over seventeen years. 

At the heart of each book is a male and female protagonist at crucial turning points in their lives. As each story unfolds in my writing, I take the couple's journey with them and hope you'll enjoy taking each of these journeys too.

I live in Nashville, Tennessee, with my husband—not far from the antebellum mansions I write about—and with Murphy and Bailey, our two rambunctious but precious Australian Terriers. (Don't let these pics fool you. They really are rambunctious!)









My husband and I have two grown children who live nearby as well, which makes life pretty wonderful.

My latest novel, With This Pledge , is the first full-length standalone novel in the Carnton series set at the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, Tennessee. I'm honored and excited to share the real love story of a couple who met during the aftermath of the Battle of Franklin in the Civil War with you.

All of the mansions I write about —Carnton, Belmont, and Belle Meade—are current day house museums that welcome patrons, so I encourage you to grab your friends and book club buddies and head to Nashville for a visit!

Who knows... We just might cross paths there!

Every blessing in Christ, 

Tamera 

Coeur d'Alene Ladies

Every summer since 2003, I meet with writing buddies for an annual retreat in Idaho where we plot each other's next books, play like crazy, and pray for each other amidst lots of laughter and fun. 

Here's a picture from the 2017 retreat where we celebrated fourteen years (our 15th retreat) of plotting, playing, and praying together. 

Do you recognize any of these gals?

Back row (L to R): Brandilyn Collins, Francine Rivers, Sandy Sheppard, Tricia Goyer Front Row (L to R): Robin Lee Hatcher, moi, Sharon Dunn, Karen Ball, Sunni Jeffers, Janet Ulbright, and Gayle DeSalles in front

And here we are just seconds after... LOL!

A few more glimpses of the weekend . . . 
It takes time—and the Lord Jesus Christ—to develop these kinds of deep, eternal relationships. Do you have these friendships in your life? I hope you do. If you don't, stop and pray right now (just as I did years ago) that God would bring friends into your life who can not only encourage you, but who you can encourage in return!

Murphy & Bailey

Meet Murphy (Australian Terrier) who joined our family in May 2016 (and who graduated...barely!)

Meet Murphy (Australian Terrier) who joined our family in May 2016 (and who graduated...barely!)

Cap'n Murphy, who loves the water!

Cap'n Murphy, who loves the water!

Murphy & Bailey (Murphy's sweet half sister, Bailey, joined us in December 2018). Whoever said having two dogs is just as easy as having one... Seriously?? That said, I wouldn't change a thing. : )

Murphy & Bailey (Murphy's sweet half sister, Bailey, joined us in December 2018). Whoever said having two dogs is just as easy as having one... Seriously?? That said, I wouldn't change a thing. : )

People I love

My family

My family

These people make my world go round!

These people make my world go round!