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Media Introduction

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling author and one of today's most popular writers of inspirational historical romance. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for many of her critically-acclaimed novels.

Her novels have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and regularly appear on the best-seller lists—including ECPA Bestsellers, the #1 CBA Bestseller spot for historical fiction, and Amazon Bestsellers in inspirational novels. 

A reviewer from USA Today wrote of a recent Tamera release, "To put it simply: This book is a full-on HIT!" Publishers Weekly raves that "Thanks to Tamera Alexander's vivid writing, one can almost hear the music resonating off of the page." 

Tamera has garnered three Christy Awards (and is a ten-time finalist), which is the highest honor awarded Christian fiction. She's a two-time winner (and six-time finalist) of the RITA Award—the top award in the romance genre awarded by Romance Writers of America. And she's a two-time recipient of the coveted Carol Award bestowed by American Christian Fiction Writers.

Short Bio

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling novelist and one of today's most beloved authors of inspirational historical romance. Her works have been awarded numerous industry-leading honors—among them the Christy Award, the RITA Award, the Carol Award, Library Journal's top honors—and have earned the distinction of Publisher's Weekly Starred Reviews. Her deeply drawn characters and thought-provoking plots have earned her devoted readers worldwide, including Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, and Romania.

Tamera and her husband reside in Nashville, Tennessee, where they live a short distance from Nashville's Belmont Mansion and Belle Meade Plantation, and Carnton—the settings of Tamera’s #1 CBA bestselling Southern series. 

Her newest series, The Carnton Novels, launched in fall 2017 with Christmas at Carnton, which was an instant ECPA Bestseller. Christmas at Carnton, a novella, is set in Franklin, Tennessee at historic Carnton.

With This Pledge,
the first full length Carnton novel, releases in January 2019.

Long Bio

Tamera Alexander is the USA Today bestselling 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 critically-acclaimed Southern Mansion novels—the Belmont Mansion series, the Belle Meade Plantation series, and The Carnton Novels—are continuing that beloved tradition.

Her books have thrice garnered the Christy Award for Excellence in Christian Fiction (she's a ten-time finalist) and have twice earned the distinction of the RITA Award for Best Inspirational Romance (Tamera is a six-time finalist).

Her novels have won two Carol Awards, 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. Tamera's books have been translated into Dutch, German, Polish, Romanian, Slovakian, and Portuguese. 

Tamera lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for many of her critically-acclaimed novels.

Three-time Christy Award Winner

Tamera is a three-time Christy Award recipient—and a ten-time finalist.


Two-time Rita Award Winner

Tamera is a two-time RITA Award recipient—and a six-time finalist.


Two-time Carol Award Winner

Featured in Franklin Lifestyle

Featured in Nashville A&E

Featured in Southern Lady Magazine

Featured in CBA Magazine

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Press Kit

If you would like a press kit or need a review copy for the Belle Meade Plantation novels, Carnton novels, or The Inheritance, please contact the Harper Collins marketing team via the appropriate contact box below. 

If you would like a press kit or need a review copy for the Belmont Mansion novels, Timber Ridge Reflections, or Fountain Creek Chronicles, please contact the Bethany House Publishers marketing team via the appropriate contact box below.

Contact Harper Collins Marketing Team

Contact Bethany House Marketing Team

Contact Natasha Kern Literary Agency


Welcome to Belle Meade Plantation

Join Tamera for a two-minute tour of Belle Meade in Nashville, the setting of her Belle Meade novels

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 make an appearance in another, each book is a complete and satisfying read. The stories can be read "out of order" and still be enjoyed.

But if you're going to read all the books in a series, then reading books 1, then 2, then 3 is best!


The Carnton Novels

Christmas at Carnton
a Carnton novella

TOP 5 ECPA Bestseller
#1 Amazon Bestseller Historical Christian Fiction
2018 Carol Award WINNER

With This Pledge, Carnton book 1
Coming January 2019

Carnton book 2, Spring 2020
Carnton book 3, Fall 2020

Belle Meade Plantation novels

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

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 


To Wager Her Heart
Belle Meade Plantation novels, book 3
ECPA Bestseller
2018 Christy Award finalist

Acclaim for To Wager Her Heart

To Mend a Dream (novella)
the award-winning Belle Meade Plantation eBook novella which is included in the print novella collection of Among the Fair Magnolias

2016 Booksellers Best Award for Best Novella

Acclaim for To Mend a Dream

Belmont Mansion novels

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

USA Today Review
Interview with WBCL

Visit the Belmont Mansion novels page

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

Acclaim for A Beauty So Rare

A Note Yet Unsung
Belmont Mansion Novels, Book 3
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
#1 CBA Bestseller
2017 Christy Award WINNER
2018 Carol Award WINNER 
2018 RITA Award finalist

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 Award finalist

Acclaim for Beyond This Moment
Press Release

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

Acclaim for Within My Heart

Stand-alone novel

The Inheritance
Women of Faith Fiction
CBA and ECPA Bestseller
2010 Christy Award finalist

Fountain Creek Chronicles novels

Fountain Creek Chronicles, Book 1
Library Journal Starred Review
2007 Double RITA Award Finalist
Golden Quill finalist
Library Journal TOP PICK
Romantic Time's Reviewer's Choice Award

Acclaim for Rekindled

Fountain Creek Chronicles, Book 2
2007 RITA Award WINNER
Golden Quill Finalist

Acclaim for Revealed

Fountain Creek Chronicles, Book 3
2008 Christy Award WINNER

Acclaim for Remembered 


Tamera's author photos

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Tamera's Memberships and Associations

Tamera's books with Bethany House Publishers
The Belmont Mansion novels — A Lasting Impression, A Beauty So Rare, A Note Yet Unsung
Fountain Creek Chronicles —Rekindled, Revealed, Remembered
Timber Ridge Reflections — From a Distance, Beyond This Moment, Within My Heart 
Amy Green, Public Relations Director, Bethany House Publishers

Tamera's books with Harper Collins Christian Publishing (Zondervan/Thomas Nelson)
The Carnton novels — Christmas at Carnton (a novella), With This Pledge (January 2019), to be followed by two more full-length novels
The Belle Meade Plantation novels — To Whisper Her Name, To Win Her Favor, To Wager Her Heart
To Mend a Dream, a Belle Meade novella
Among the Fair Magnolias, Four Southern Love Stories (that includes To Mend a Dream)
The Inheritance (standalone novel)
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
Anne-Ruth Meiss, Director, Editorial Department

Poland, Romania, and Slovak publishing contacts added soon

Inspired by Life…and Fiction
Group blog with nine other writers 
(Tamera blogs 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month)