A Complicated Life in a Small Town

Mystery & Thrillers

By Tammy Maas

Publisher : Rainstorm Press

ABOUT Tammy Maas

Tammy Maas
Tammy Maas is a writer who moonlights as a domestic Goddess. Her debut Novella, A Complicated Life in a Small Town, is slated for publication on 2-27-2012. Tammy ghost writes for several online clients. She was published by Oatmeal Studios, and was a writer/photographer for Houston County News.



The road to hell really is paved with good intentions. Bitter that she was robbed of her childhood, at age eighteen, Lydia Lawson severed all communication ties with her alcoholic parents. Her father commits suicide one year after she leaves home. Twenty-three years later she receives word that her mother is dead and that she has inherited more than just the family home. Lily, a twenty-one-year-old, morbidly obese half-sister with Prader-Willi Syndrome, is found in the basement, too big to move out of the home. Lydia sets out on a life-changing journey trying to help Lily, trying to find Lily s father and trying to find herself. In the interim, she falls in love with Tommy Porter who remains with her right up to the climatic, mind-blowing reveal at the end.

“An eclectic look at love and loss in a small town, Tammy Maas is successful at the marriage of imagery and story telling in her debut novella. You'll despise and love each character while rooting for them up to the dramatic conclusion.”

- Nate D. Burleigh, author of Sustenance



“A Wonderful look at the happening that go on in a small town. A Complicated Life in a Small Town will draw you in and won’t let go until the last page is turned.”


- Lyle Perez-Tinics, author of Dement



A Complicated Life in a Small Town is filled with emotion that draws you into a world where doing the right thing might revel something about your life you wish you hadn’t.”


- Mandy Tinics, author of Darkness of Night