Tamara Palmer knew she was going to be a writer before she could even write. She would play elaborate dramas out with her Barbies for days, even weeks, on end. As she got older, the stories made their way onto a typewriter. Tamara obtained a BA in English/Creative Writing from Eastern Illinois University, and has had a handful of short stories and essays published online and in print. Tamara blogs frequently for greyzone, the career advisement business she founded in 2012. Missing Tyler is her first novel. She lives just outside Chicago with her husband, daughter, and assortment of pets.