The real story is found between the lines...

"Drawing from her own diverse background, Tamatha weaves layered and satisfying stories of friendship, family, and the endlessly fascinating mysteries of life."

Tamatha Cain is a former musician and bandleader. Her work has appeared in national and international publications. Awards include: 2024 Historical Novel Society First Chapters Short List (in progress), 2022 Florida Book Award, 2020 Royal Palm Literary Award, and grand prize in The Experience Poetry Competition. She writes reviews for Southern Literary Review, and is a member of the Historical Novel Society, Women's Fiction Writers Association, and Women Writing the West. She is a wife and mother of three and lives in a hundred-year-old bungalow in North Florida.

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Tamatha Cain is a born novelist.--Author Aram Saroyan


As Song of the Chimney Sweep by Tamatha Cain weaves its dual storylines, the reader follows in awe.--Goodreads review

Cain's writing is exceptional, and the crisscrosses through time allow us to better understand Oona's life in its full scope at a pace that Cain expertly narrates.--Readers' Favorite Review of Only Oona

A compulsively readable story of a long-buried disappearance.--Kirkus Review of Song of the Chimney Sweep

What a fantastic read! Our book club read this in October and the discussion post-read was nonstop.--Goodreads Reviewer

Beautiful prose, irresistible characterizations, stunning layers and depth.--Reader message