Tara studied English, Latin and Theater at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. She is a published poet, blogger, book reviewer, playwright and photographer. She also is an accomplished Developmental Book Editor and former Literary Agent Assistant.


Tara wrote her first poem at age 9 and her first novel - a murder mystery - at age 11, which was rejected by Stephen King's publisher. She has attended numerous writer conferences and is a 9-time NaNoWriMo champion. She has been a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Pacific Northwest Writers Association, the Horror Writers Association and the Poetry Society of America.