Tami Hoag: Biography

Tami Hoag

20 jan 1959

Tami Hoag was born Tami Mikkelson in Iowa in 1959. She is an American author, well-renowned for her thrillers, which combine high-action plots with strong and believable characters.

Tami started out as an author back in 1988, writing category romances for Bantam Books. After having become very successful, she decided to swap romance series for single-title thrillers instead. She has now written more than 30 books which have been translated into more than 30 languages worldwide. She has been extremely successful, thirteen of her books in succession were New York Times bestsellers. Five of these thirteen were published within a 20-month span.

Hoag takes her writing very seriously, and is known for conducting thorough research before putting pen to paper. She has even taken courses in private investigation and has a license to carry a concealed weapon, although she has stated that she never does. She only took the course as part of her research for one of her novels.

Aside from being an internationally acclaimed author, she was also a professional equestrian. She competed at top level in the field of dressage, but had to give up after she broke her back in 5 places after a fall. Tami Hoag lives in Palm Beach County, Florida and divides her time between writing her bestselling thrillers and her equestrian pursuits. Although she no longer competes, she still owns horses and often goes for a ride to tackle moments of writers’ block. She spends her spare time studying psychology and training in Mixed Martial Arts.