More about Tam

I live in a residential area with my husband and our three critters: a parrot named Kelsey, a cat named Hans, and a dog named Luffy. I love food, books, cool & colorful pens, vintage/retro manual typewriters, learning new things, playing tabletop games, internet fandom culture, Japanese, tea, and writing.

I’m currently self-employed as an independent bookkeeper and derive much enjoyment from the freedom it affords me–not to mention the opportunity to peep into the inner workings of businesses I never thought I would know about.

My current goals in life are, in no particular order: finish a novel, get at least one little thing published in print, write at least 100,000 words of fiction every year, become fluent in Japanese, read at least 20 books a year, visit Japan, own a Hermes 3000 typewriter.

Favorite books, also in no particular order: Anything by these people: Jane Austen, Italo Calvino, Neil Gaiman, Diana Wynne Jones, Georgette Heyer, Jorge Luis Borges, Jin Yong; Harry Potter series; Temeraire series

Favorite manga:¬†What Did You Eat Yesterday? by Yoshinaga Fumi; Ooku, also by Yoshinaga Fumi; Yotsuba& by Azuma Kiyohiko; Saiyuki series by Minekura Kazuya; Wandering Son by Shimura Takako; Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon by Takeuchi Naoko; A Bride’s Story by Mori Kaoru.

Favorite movies/tv series: In the Mood for Love, Happy Together, Infernal Affairs, Beauty and the Beast (Disney), Leon: The Professional, The Lord of the Rings series, Maurice, Pride & Prejudice BBC 1990s, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, Bones, Elementary, Granada Sherlock Holmes, Heaven Sword Dragon Saber 1986, Legend of the Condor Heroes 1983, San Guo 2010; Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann; Parasyte: The Maxim; Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood; Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun; Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon; One Piece

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