Tamara Goranson is the author of the Vinland Viking series, three books of historical fiction which offer revisionist retellings of the Vinland sagas: ancient Icelandic texts about the first attempts of the Vikings to travel across the Atlantic and settle in North America in 1000 AD.
She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology as well as Adjunct Professor status at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. As a psychologist employed in private practice, she has expertise in treating trauma survivors, which she draws on to give voice to the trials and tribulations that her characters faced on Vinland shores over one thousand years ago. Although her novels are set in a historical context, she explores modern-day themes of family, violence, discrimination, and prejudice, which have always been timeless.
Her debut novel, The Voyage of Freydis, will be published by Harper Collins in July 2021.
Tamara published several academic pieces before she turned to writing short stories, creative non-fiction, and historical fiction. In 2019, she won 3rd prize in the Vancouver Island Writers’ Association annual general contest for her nonfiction piece, A Voice in Time.
Tamara lives in Victoria with her husband and two daughters. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking in the Canadian wilderness.