About the Author

zoom picTammy Blue is a published writer, historian and editor. She received both her master’s degree (history) and bachelor’s degree (English/pro-writing) from The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

Tammy is currently the head editor for UAB’s history magazine, Vulcan Historical Review which will be published in September 2020. Tammy has plans to continue to research, write and publish her work which focuses on racial violence (lynchings), African-American studies, racial injustice and inequality.

When not writing, reading or researching, Tammy enjoys cooking at home and watching documentaries on Netflix and Prime. She also enjoys exploring, traveling, and live music. Tammy grew up in Danville, Pennsylvania and spent the next 20 years living in Los Angeles, Boston and B’ham. She is also an accomplished actress; known for her work in TV/Films such as Almost Famous, Rock Star, Freaks & Geeks, Strong Medicine and Roswell. She was an animal handler for Saving Angelo and worked with other exotics such as tigers, lions, leopards, grizzly bears – and the world’s most amazing elephant.

Tammy is a budding activist for racial equality as well as a strong advocate for the hearing impaired. (She has dealt with a degenerative hearing loss her entire life). During her time at UAB, Tammy worked as a writing tutor at the UAB University Writing Center where she loved helping students. Currently, Tammy works for Jefferson County, Alabama in a Community and Workplace Development where she assists adults and youths who face employment barriers.

Tammy currently resides in Birmingham, Alabama with her rescue cat, Samson, and is an avid Boston sports fan. Go Patriots! Celtics! Bruins! Red Sox! – and of course – Blazers!