Welcome to the Dust Lounge, the online writerly home of Tamara Rogers


Welcome to the Dust Lounge, my online writerly home. You’ll find me on the sofa in the corner. Feel free to pull up a chair, pour yourself a drink and join in the ride.

Published on the New Scientist Culture Lab website and in the Alarmist Magazine, I write mainly dark, surreal tales with a touch of science fiction. My novel Grind Spark was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award 2014.

I am regularly scorned by my pet cat. The cat, otherwise known as ‘The Beast’, finds itself relatively well adjusted to life, despite the vet referring her for cat counselling at the age of 6 months.

If you happen to enjoy a dialogue based around 140 characters, you can find me on twitter as @tamrogers.

Nice to meet you, fiends. – Tamara Rogers

Books

On writing about bloody good books

Let’s talk about the life blood of authors. That’s reviews, right? I mean, after wine, cheesy pasta, and a good set of pyjamas. It’s reviews. Still, that makes them damn important. …Mmm, cheesy pasta… Because there’s so many books you could pick up and read, it all starts to boil down to how you pick your next word-candy. There’s only…

Grind Spark

Official Belated Grind Spark Book Launch day

Howdy fiends. Aaaannnnd, after an impromptu hiatus, I’m back, in a slightly quieter Dust Lounge. But not for too much longer, as soon enough we’ll be finding some new fur-babies to chase away the emptiness. But, in the meantime, you’re stuck with me and my harmonicas. And we are back in business. So, HAPPY LAUNCH OF GRIND SPARK TO ME.…

Pixel

Saying goodbye to the Beast

You might have noticed a distinct quietness in the Dust Lounge during the launch of Grind Spark on Halloween. No blog posts, no buy my book tweeting, no general fanfare. Not even anything about what creepy books y’all reading, or what films you were curling up under a blanket to watch. Nothing. And it’s because of the Beast. I didn’t…

NaNoWriMo

Are you NaNoWriMo-ing?

Are you? Well, are you? Of course, if you’ve not heard of NaNoWriMo, then there’s a fairly high possibility that you think I might be talking about some new trendy form of high-rise city slicker drug parties, or perhaps a new type of technical hackery that’s gradually taking over the interwebs when we’re not watching. But no, this would be…

The Walking Dead

On The Walking Dead and the big new season premiere

SPOILERY MCSPOILER FACE COMMENTS AND MIND MEANDERINGS ON THE SEASON SEVEN PREMIERE OF THE WALKING DEAD. CONTINUE READING AT YOUR OWN PERIL. HERE IS A ZOMBIE FOR YOU TO GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO LOOK AWAY NOW. READY? NEED ANOTHER CHANCE TO GET AWAY, GET AWAY BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE AND YOU FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS… READY NOW…? THEN LET…