Tamsyn Muir

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Name: Tamsyn Muir
Alias(es): urbanAnchorite, Taz, t_ZM, Tami
Type: fan writer (retired), professional author
Fandoms: Homestuck
URL: AO3, Tumblr, Twitter
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Tamsyn Muir is a Kiwi writer[1] of SFF and horror fiction. Her debut series is The Locked Tomb trilogy, consisting of Gideon the Ninth (September 2019), Harrow the Ninth (August 2020) and Alecto the Ninth (upcoming in 2021).

She has identified herself as urbanAnchorite, a BNF fic writer in Homestuck fandom,[1] and says she is "a fandom knucklehead from old times." She moved from her fandom blog to her professional blog tazmuir in 2015.[2]

Her partner is paraTactician, another Homestuck BNF.[3][4]

She has often collaborated, in fandom, with other Homestuck BNFs: roachpatrol, Shelby Cragg, and Jennifer Giesbrecht to name a few.


She was interviewed for the article What Fan Fiction Teaches That the Classroom Doesn’t ([1]) as an author with a fanfic-writing background.

She held a Reddit AMA[5] following the release of Harrow the Ninth.

She was interviewed for the Kotaku article How Japanese RPGs Inspired A New Generation Of Fantasy Authors[6] in which she spoke about how the JRPGs of the 1990s was a huge influence in her work. Of Gideon the Ninth, she said: "[The] central conceit, the cavalier-necromancer duo, can definitely be looked at as a reworking of the JRPG fighter-mage dichotomy. Gideon even begins the book by leaving her bed [a reference to the openings of so many JRPGs]."


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  1. ^ a b Oct 22, 2019 - jessikat: "Hi! You’ve mentioned several times in interviews that you have a fanfic-writing background. Are you happy to tell your fans where we can find you on AO3, or do you prefer to keep your Real Life Writing and fandom pseud separate, never the twain shall meet?"
  2. ^ stepping off hiatus NOT DEAD July 13, 2015
  3. ^ canon confirmed by paraTactician, Nov 9, 2014
  4. ^ Oct 29, 2014
  5. ^ Aug 5, 2020. I'm Tamsyn Muir, author of HARROW THE NINTH, second book of the Locked Tomb trilogy. AMA!
  6. ^ Jul 17, 2019. How Japanese RPGs Inspired A New Generation Of Fantasy Authors by Aidan Moher.