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

Creative Input: Turning up the heat

It’s holiday season – time for ice cream and deck chairs and the aromatic burn of barbecues. It’s time for mosquito bites and criss-crossed tan lines. It’s time for my legs to shine bright like matchstick beacons during the one week of the year they’re let out from their shroud of denim. And this year, for the first time in…

Killer comb-over

Who’s the baddy?

It’s been a bit quiet over here in the dust lounge, I do humbly apologise. A combination of the day job attempting to delve its nasty little fingers across the work-life balance scales, and fitting in the final-pass edits on Grind Spark have pretty much flung me off the radar. But I’m back today and this time I’m just gonna…

TBR pile

The TBR Files

I’m just gonna come right out and say it – I’ve got a problem.  It’s a good problem, but I’m midway through my current read and I’m already wondering what’s going to be up next. The thing is, my to-be-read pile is out of control. I mean, I’m not the fastest reader in the world, and there’s so many books…

john dies at the end

Creative Input: the weird and the blues

First up – there’s still time to enter my giveaway to win a signed print copy of Double Vision. You’ve got ‘til Monday 2nd May at 5pm BST and all you’ve gotta do is follow me on Twitter and retweet the below tweet. Win a signed copy of DOUBLE VISION. Out 30th April. Follow and RT to win. #DoubleVision pic.twitter.com/COFg2Q5QAG…

Double Vision Giveaway

Win a signed print copy of DOUBLE VISION

So DOUBLE VISION is a thing. A real-life bona fide thing that exists and I can touch it and I can sniff it and I can lick it. And I want to give one to you! Don’t worry, I won’t lick your copy. To celebrate the launch of DOUBLE VISION tomorrow I’m giving away a signed print copy right now.…