About

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Tiah Marie Beautement is an American-Brit and the author of two novels, including the award nominated This Day (2014, Modjaji) and numerous short stories. She is the managing editor of the The Single Story Foundation’s journal, teaches writing to all ages, and freelances for a variety of publications including the Sunday Times and FunDza. In her spare time she has been spotted riding horses and as pillion on a motorcycle on the South African Garden Route.

Books, Stories & Essays:

Novels:
This Day, Modjaji, 2014
Moons Don’t Go To Venus, Bateleur Books, 2006

Short stories:

"The Eraser" - Short.Sharp.Stories, January 2019 (Spec Fic)
"May I Want" - Stubborn Raven, December 2018 (Fantasy)
"Ice Rider" - New Myths, December 2018 (Fantasy)
"Memento Mori" - Omenana, August 2018 (Fantasy)
"She & I" - Kalahari Review, July 2016 (Spec Lit)
"Hands" – Terra Incognita, January 2015 (Spec Fic)
"A Lost Language to Her English Lover’ – AERODROME, June 2014 (Spec Lit)
“Feral” - Kalahari Review, March 2014
It’s a Pleasure” – Literary Mama, August 2013
Man to Man” – Short Story Day Africa, 2013
Face Rock” – Ludic Press, August 2012“Cordelia, age 26″ – The Edge of Things published by Dye Hard Press, May 2011 (Spec Lit)
“A Letter from a Spinster (age 50) to a Gentleman (age 28)” – itch, March 2011
“An Ever After” – Botsotso, October 2010
“3am” – New Contrast Issue 150, 2010
“Bobby Brown” – Litnet, July 2010
“Surfing for Jesus” – Litnet, February 2010
“Alles van die beste” – Wordsetc Third Quarter, 2009
“A Melktert Day” – New Contrast Issue 146, 2009
“Gas Station Growing Pains” – Flashquake Fall 2007

YA short stories:

Code Name Wiki” – FunDza, November 2018 (Drama / romance)
Of Dogs & Goats” – FunDza, September 2018 (Drama)
“Happiness, Maybe” – FunDza, August 2018 (Drama)
Wiki” – FunDza, June 2018 (Romance)
Writ in Water” – FunDza, May 2018 (Adventure fantasy / Drama)
The House” – FunDza, March 2018 (Drama / Urban Fantasy)
An American Refugee” – Cast of Wonder, March 2018 (Urban Sci-fi / gender rights)
Zimbali Jadeite & Me” – FunDza, January 2018 (Drama / gender rights)
Dear Fortune” – FunDza, January 2018 (Drama)
Last Night” – FunDza, September 2017 (Drama / Spec Fic)
Auntie Jax” – FunDza, July 2017 (Drama)
Serenade” – FunDza, July 2017 (Drama)
Sting Like A Bee” – FunDza, May 2017 (Drama / romance)
I Will Find You” – FunDza, April 2017 (Spec Fic / romance)
Surfing & Shakespeare” – FunDza, March 2017 (Drama / romance)
“Dislocated” – FunDza, January 2017 (Drama / romance)

Essays:
“Going with the Flow” (non fiction) – VISI Jan / Feb 2015
“Birds of Promise” – memoir, Wisdom Has a Voice, ebook June 2011, paperback September 2011
“What Matter’s Most” – memoir, MotherVerse, Spring 2007

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