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Tam was the kid who took AP Chemistry and AP Biology her Senior year of High School. After winning a scholarship to a DOE camp at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, touring the superconducting supercollider, and karyotyping DNA from the HIV virus, she came to realize if she pursued biomedical engineering, she might never see the outside of a lab again.

Consequently, she earned a Bachelor of Science in English, and now writes about fictional characters who have taken biomedical engineering to extremes.

She is also an avid gardener, cook, fisherman and hunter, urban homesteader, and GMO labeling advocate in love with self-sufficiency. Her current residence is the great state of Alaska, where she was born and now lives with her husband and two wonder...more

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" I like post-apocalyptic reads ... this was a new approach, not the usual zombies/virus (genetically altered plants take over, wiping out other vegetation. Quote from the book "There are always costs when man alters nature, his own or the world aro... " Read more of this review »
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" Vegans will love this SCI-FI romantic EVOLUTIONARY TALE; as it features illicit inter-racial sex with Amish like pacifist with a plant siren.. Author, does a masterful job in using "hooks" making it nearly impossible to pause between chapters; ALL... " Read more of this review »
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" I LOVED this book. Of all the books I've read during this past year, this one sticks out as the best.

I quickly fell in love with the world. The author is very meticulous about world-building, and I was fascinated by the science behind all of it. T... " Read more of this review »
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message 8: by Tam

Tam Linsey Haha! Sounds great.

message 7: by Chris

Chris Hi Tam! Thanks for the invite! Looking forward to bossing you around sometime soon, maybe. ;-)

message 6: by Tam

Tam Linsey Midu wrote: "Thanks for the invite!"

I hadn't realized we weren't friends!

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Midu Hadi Thanks for the invite!

message 4: by Tam

Tam Linsey Paul wrote: "Thank you!
This is a book, that should I not win, I will probably have to purchase. Although I can't obviously know the story beforehand, I like the idea and the concept of a botanical holocaust (a..."

I wrote this as a futuristic novel, but the reader is, of course, welcome to interpret the novel in any way they please :)

Kevin has done a wonderful service for anyone wishing to create a video with musical accompaniment. I donated on his website, and will again when I create future videos using his musical talent.


message 3: by Paul (last edited Nov 25, 2012 10:00AM)

Paul Thank you!
This is a book, that should I not win, I will probably have to purchase. Although I can't obviously know the story beforehand, I like the idea and the concept of a botanical holocaust (as a story... the real thing would surely horify me) and the steps mankind would take to survive... including canibalism.
The video mention that this started many centuries ago, am I to take it this takes place in a "parallel" time-line? Or do the many centuries ago reflect the perspective of a future person reflecting back on "this" earth?
Anyhow, win or lose, I'm sure you'l be hearing from me at some point down the line.

BTW, I absolutely loved the feeling received from Kevin Macleod's music while watching said video.

message 2: by Tam

Tam Linsey Great to meet you, Paul. I'm glad you liked the video :) Best of luck!

message 1: by Paul

Paul Thanks for adding me as a friend, wish me luck on the goodreads giveaway :)
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loved the vid, btw

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