Tanya's Writing
About ME 

Tanya E.E.E. Schmid

Tanya Elizabeth Egeness Epp Schmid was a Doctor of Oriental Medicine until 2014 when she started a permaculture farm. When her husband died of cancer in 2019, she sold the farm and began to write full-time. Her work has appeared in the Valparaiso Fiction Review, Sky Island Journal, Canary Literary Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, Whistling Shade, and others. Tanya was a finalist in Ruminate's The Waking flash contest in 2021, and she was long-listed for Pulp Literature's 2021 Flash Fiction Contest. Her work has appeared in the Poet's Choice Global Warming Anthology and Quillkeeper's 2021 Summer Solstice Anthology Tan Lines. Tanya is a teacher of Kyudo (Zen Archery), and the author of  “Tanya’s Collection of Zen Stories” (Amazon, 2018). She was born and raised in Wisconsin, USA, and currently lives with her border collie, Kay, in Ascona, Switzerland.     (photograph 2004)