After a Week of Smoke-fog, the Air is Clear!

(not the actual sky over my house, but you get the idea)

After a week of the air quality index in the 250-300 Very Unhealthy Range, Western Washington is had a couple of rain storms, literally clearing the air. We lived in a gothic horroresque setting for an entire week, with a campfire-scented fog settling over the mountains and lakes of the PNW.

Today, we’re sitting pretty in the 5-20 Healthy range on the AQI and I’ve opened some windows to get that nice, post storm petrichor aroma flowing through the house.

After a week of a smoke-clouded brain, I’m finally able to write. Hopefully, I’ll soon be sharing more excerpts from Eastside Faerie: A (Sub)Urban Fantasy 2.

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Published by TJ Deschamps

Tammy loves to build worlds with words, exploring themes the effect of diaspora on the generations born elsewhere than their ancestors with the backdrop of tech or magic and dragons (sometimes both). These stories are inspired by her own family's immigrant experience. She's queer and many of her characters fall somewhere on the LGBTQIA spectrum (though that is not the focus of her work). She's married to an engineer who dances. Together they are raising three precocious teens in the Seattle suburbs. Two of her children are neurodiverse. Her experiences have taught her much about the world, its beauties and its injustices. All of this comes through in her fiction with a healthy dose of absurd humor.

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