Tamara Miller Davis

Tamara Miller Davis is an author, mother of two kidz with Z names, pet owner, fire captain's wife, substitute teacher, parent club volunteer, dance enthusiast, and U.S. Coast Guard veteran from Michigan. Tamara published her debut book "Despite the Buzz" in 2021. The colorful novel is a cautionary tale about tech's influence. She is a member of three other local writing groups: the Writers and Publishers Network, Ojai Poetry Series, and Ventura County Writers Club. Tamara enjoys reading, rollerblading, downhill skiing, boogie boarding, tubing, kayaking, walking her dog, listening to podcasts, traveling, going to concerts, supporting causes, and finding common ground with a variety of people. She also likes making lists. Tamara appreciates this quote from Stephen King's memoir "On Writing": "You must not come lightly to the blank page."
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Becoming an Author

So, people have asked why I got into writing and how I went about publishing a novel. For starters, I’ve always been a diarist. I journal for clarity, understanding, reflection, therapy, and documentation. You too?...
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The Joy of Camping and 4 Local Spots to Camp

Summers run long in Southern California. We might be transitioning back into school mode, but there’s still time to camp and explore while the weather is warm! Of course, there are different ways to camp...
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Summertime Intentions

Summertime Intentions What are your summertime intentions? Are you going to work, put your kids in camp, travel, or stay-cation? For my family of four, it’s all of the above. My husband is a firefighter, so work...
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Summer, Swimsuits, and Staying in Shape

Summer is coming! And with it brings swimsuit weather. Growing up in Michigan, I felt the seasonal shift. California’s temperature changes are more subtle when compared to winter’s icy Great Lakes. But still. Summer is...
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Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers keep our kids safe, intellectually stimulated, and socially active. They provide thoughtful lessons and inclusive learning spaces. Teachers lead and empower students to develop themselves academically, artistically, and athletically. They organize opportunities for...

Spring Clean Your Closet Among Friends!

Have you ever been to a “Naked Lady” Party? Wait, what? No, it’s not R-rated. It’s simply a spring clean clothes exchange where ladies get together to both update and downsize their wardrobes. I’ve hosted and...
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SmartS: diverSity and incluSion

Have you ever thought about what kind of smart you and your children are? We Are All Smart In college, I was fascinated by Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (based on his book Frames of...

Storytelling and Listening

Recently, I was listening to a podcast interview with a writer, and the author said to the host, “stories build connections.” It’s true. The act of writing can feel isolating, but publishing or sharing a...
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Social Media Use: Conscientious Considerations

Have you ever thought about how you’re using social media? As a consumer, contributor, or parent? Personally, I enjoy coming up with clever captions for posts. On occasion, I share photos with (and of) family...
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Saying NO to Typical New Year’s Resolutions

No! I’m saying no to traditional New Year’s Resolutions. No To New Year's Resolutions. Maybe I’ll just revisit previous promises or go with the flow. But I cannot elongate my to-do list! It already has babies. And...
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