Tamara H. Hartl is the author of Dark Lord of Kismera and Lexin’s Quest, award winning books in the Knights of Kismera series. Keeper of the Dragon’s Tears is the third book in the series.

Tamara was born and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwest Virginia in the beautiful town of Floyd. She moved to Texas to begin her career as a horse trainer and farm manager for an Arabian horse breeder and has worked with horses most of her life. She now works at one of the leading saddles and tack manufactures. She shows her love of horses prominently in her writing.

Tamara is the mother of two grown beautiful daughters. She and her husband live in Shiner, Texas now along with a menagerie of animals, many of them rescues.

She enjoys a good book and spending time with her own horses. She also considers herself a crazy chicken lady.