Tammy Blue is a published writer, historian and editor, who received both her masters (history) and bachelors (English/pro-writing) degrees from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She was the head editor for the 24th edition of UAB’s history magazine, The Vulcan Historical Review, which won 3rd place in the National NASH History Journal Contest (2021).
In 2018, Tammy was chosen for a research fellowship with the Jefferson County Memorial Project (JCMP) and the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)/Legacy Museum. Along with the other fellows, she researched the 30 (known) lynching victims of Jefferson County Alabama. Her academic research continues to focus on racial violence (lynchings) and the history of racial inequality. Tammy is also a strong advocate for people with invisible disabilities as she has lived with a degenerative hearing impairment her entire life.
Tammy loves adventure, travel, photography and tiny houses! She loves working remotely so she can share travel and adventures with family and friends. When not writing or researching, Tammy enjoys documentaries, trying new restaurants and recipes and rescuing cats. She grew up in Danville, Pennsylvania and had the amazing opportunity to live all over the country – Los Angeles, Boston and B’ham.
While living in Los Angeles, Tammy, who started out in theatre as a child, was taught by one of Lee Strasberg’s finest students and teachers – Ernie Martin. She worked in film and television for over ten years (Almost Famous, Rock Star, Freaks & Geeks, Strong Medicine and Roswell).
Tammy also spent three years training and working as an animal handler having had the amazing opportunity to work with Animal Savvy on the film, Saving Angelo starring Kevin Bacon. At Hollywood Animals (owned by Brian & Vicki McMillian), Tammy worked with other exotics such as tigers, lions, leopards, grizzly bears – and the world’s most amazing elephant!
She currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with rescue cats, Samson, Delilah, and @_yangthecat. Tammy is an avid Boston sports fan and loudly supports the Patriots, Bruins, Celtics & Red Sox.