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Tamara Ellis Smith

Biography

Tamara Ellis Smith

Tamara Ellis Smith is a children’s book writer, a mother of two daughters and a son and a trained birth doula. She lives in Vermont in a small town with the most amazing bakery/community center/music and arts venue, and when she is not there writing (and eating!), she is at home with her kids or running on the trail by the river near their house.

Tamara Ellis graduated in 2007 from the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults and has written over half a dozen picture books and two middle grade novels.

Books by Tamara Ellis Smith

by Tamara Ellis Smith - Historical Fiction, Young Adult 9+

A hurricane, a tragic death, two boys, one marble. When ten-year-old Zavion loses his home in Hurricane Katrina, he and his father are forced to flee to Baton Rouge. And when Henry, a 10-year-old boy in northern Vermont, tragically loses his best friend, Wayne, he flees to ravaged New Orleans to help with hurricane relief efforts --- and to search for a marble that was in the pocket of a pair of jeans donated to the Red Cross.