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Tamara Kaye Sellman


Tamara Kaye Sellman

Tamara Kaye Sellman of Kingston, WA discovered something was wrong when she cracked open her sleep medicine textbook while in polysomnography school and discovered that, while she could see, she could no longer read. Very soon after, she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Since that time, Sellman has earned two medical credentials in sleep medicine and serves as a healthcare journalist, columnist and chronic illness patient advocate.

She wrote her memoir, INTENTION TREMOR --- a hybrid collection of prose and poetry forms --- in the five years that followed her diagnosis. It was a natural progression; dozens of Sellman’s poems, short stories, essays and other creative writings have already been published or anthologized since the mid-1990s, several winning awards.

These days, Sellman spends most of her time gardening, camping, bird watching and hiking when she’s not writing or teaching others how to write their own illness narratives.

Tamara Kaye Sellman

Books by Tamara Kaye Sellman

by Tamara Kaye Sellman - Essays, Memoir, Nonfiction, Poetry

INTENTION TREMOR collects prose and poetry that chronicle Tamara Kaye Sellman’s life in the five years that followed her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. She wrote the majority of these pieces next to a campfire or inside a travel trailer at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Accelerated Cure Project, which works to accelerate research and improve the quality of life for those affected by MS.