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Tamara Ellis Smith

Tamara Ellis Smith

Tamara Ellis Smith Biography

Tamara Ellis Smith earned her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in Richmond, Vermont, with her family. Another Kind of Hurricane (July 2015) is her first novel.

Visit her website for more about Another Kind of Hurricane, including a moving essay explaining the story behind the story.

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Interview

Tamara Ellis Smith discusses her first novel, Another Kind of Hurricane, the story of two very different boys and the almost magical ways their lives intertwine. It is about the healing power of friendship. It's also an adventure story…and a little bit of a mystery too.

This interview was first published on http://www.novelenthusiasts.com in August 2015, and is reproduced with the kind agreement of Novelenthusiasts and the author.

Tamara Ellis Smith's debut novel, Another Kind of Hurricane, hit bookstores in July. It's a powerful novel and one that Novel Enthusiasts recommends, well, enthusiastically. Below is our conversation with Ms. Smith:

Novel Enthusiasts: Tamara, thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to talk with us here at Novel Enthusiasts. Another Kind of Hurricane is a really beautiful novel.

For new readers, how would you describe your novel?

Tamara Ellis Smith: Another Kind of Hurricane is the story of two very different boys—one from New Orleans who has lost his home in Hurricane Katrina, and one from Vermont who has lost his best friend in an accident on Mount Mansfield (the tallest mountain in Vermont)—and the almost magical ways their lives intertwine. It is about the healing power of friendship. It's also an adventure story…and a little bit of a mystery too.

NE: So, the release is upon us. How are you feeling at the moment?

TES: The short answer (and maybe the fullest and truest answer) is that I am feeling so ...

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