Tamika is a writer, producer, and journalist. Her fiction is forthcoming in or has been published by The Matador Review, Kweli, Huizache, the Pantheon Magazine “Typhon” anthology, Black Heart Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, and Hazardous Press. Her non-fiction has been published by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, MUTHA Magazine, PBS.org, Tavis Smiley, and Tavis Smiley Reports on PBS. She has attended the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She also has producing credits at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, as well as at NBC and ABC News. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University and a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Southern California. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.