Former teacher. Wannabe chef. Debut author. Tami Charles writes picture books, middle grade, young adult, nonfiction, and enjoys the occasional work-for-hire project. Her middle grade novel, LIKE VANESSA, debuts with Charlesbridge in spring, 2018. Her picture book, FREEDOM SOUP, debuts with Candlewick Press in fall, 2019. She also has two more books forthcoming with Candlewick and Charlesbridge. Tami is represented by Lara Perkins, of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.