Tamara's writing/speaking...

  • In July 2014, her flash fiction piece, Walls, won second place in the 2nd Annual Faith Radio Writers Contest.

  • Walls was also published in Splickety Prime, released on September 19, 2014. Read it here.

  • In June 2015, her nonfiction piece, Charlie, was a winner in the 3rd Annual Faith Radio Writers Contest. Read it here.

  • She’s a writer for, hoping to show that loving your neighbor is what it’s all about.

  • Finished was published in The Lutheran Ambassador (Vol. 55, no. 4) in April 2017. Read it here.

  • She spoke at the Set Apart women's conference at the University of Northwestern on March 9 & 10, 2018.

  • At the University of Northwestern's writers conference on July 14, 2018, she was awarded Bethany House Publisher's Aspiring Author Award for her piece, Sounds. Read it here.

  • Two interviews:

 Safe Families for Children Neil Stavem interviewed David Anderson, founder of Safe Families for Children, on Faith Radio (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, 900 AM) on August 13, 2014. Neil, David, and I discuss the ministry here.

Long Story Short Podcast with Lisa and Brent Severson. God is big and does big things. For our family's story, click here