Hi! My name is Tammy Lash. I used to tell stories…now I write them.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a student of story-telling. My mom taught Children’s Church and told stories that made my eyes dry…I’d focus so intently on her words, I wouldn’t blink. She told stories that made my eyes wet…she always had a tear-jerker ending! Her stories were like a summer storm. Soft and gentle at first, to get you familiar with the characters. It would build into a climax that she handled with an artistic skill similar to a that of a painter with his brush to canvas. She’d soften her voice, slow her words and at just the right moment she’d grab my attention with a boom of thunder. That was my mom. I was so proud of her, I wanted to be just like her…
…except, I couldn’t. I was different. My stomach always hurt.
It wasn’t until I was an adult in my 30’s that I found out the chest-pains and stomach aches that I had since I was 5 had names. Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress. The stories I wanted to tell when it was my turn to serve were difficult. I had to get beyond all the little eyes on me. My Lord, however, mine since I was 5, was gracious. He gave me the strength I needed to teach. My husband and I taught Children’s Church at various churches for over 20 years. Upon the urging of a Pastor, I began to write: devotionals (Keys For Kids), church plays and I began to write my Children’s Church stories down.
The Lord has been a forever faithful father to me. He wrote me the most beautiful story! I have been married to my soul mate for 26 years and we have three amazing kids! It’s been through His power and grace that I have these four gifts in my life and countless others that have been instrumental in my journey. I am a survivor!! Of childhood sexual abuse, my brother’s suicide, a miscarriage, and a slew of panic attacks that are too numerous to count! God is good!
My latest project is a celebration and a re-telling of sorts of how the Lord carried me through the rubble. White Wolf and The Ash Princess is a story that has been 3 years in the making mingling my “experiences” with my love of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. I’m really excited to share this story with you. I hope it is as much as a blessing to you as it was for me to write it.
Thanks for visiting my page and celebrating White Wolf with me!