T. Allen Mercado is a mixed media artist, msn.com award winning essayist, wife and un/homeschooling mother of two.
A native of Queens, New York, Tameka attended St. John’s University and later NYU where she majored in Psychology. She concedes to a near unhealthy fascination with the human condition and writes about it often from the perspective of a “neurotic humanist, womanist, pacifist, socialist? Perhaps. Communist? No, a philosophical anarchist? Okay, that’s better”. She is also the occasional pessimist and a full time artist.
Tameka has been at the helm of the oft-riotous, always insightful Tea & Honey Bread blog since the summer of 2007. Her tagline and mission is to share “sweet-sometimes bittersweet, morsels for your mind body and spirit”. And, nearly 200 public followers stop in regularly to get their fill.
Her readers have described Tameka as, “Beautifully human” and her writing as, “a slice of life” from which she “is not afraid to share the big piece”. And, she isn’t.
She currently resides in the beautiful Sonoran desert with her homeschool sweetheart, their two children and a menagerie of rescued animals. It is there she can be found heavily caffeinated and pondering the penning of her first non-fiction work.