Tara earned a Master's in English/Creative writing at Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor's in Professional Writing at Baylor University.
She settled in the Sierra Nevada foothills with her husband where they lived a happy, quiet life of contemplation and writing, with the exception of the cheerful chaos five step-children brought on weekends. That was the longest either of them had lived in one place before they fled for our lives from the Camp Fire on November 8, 2018. She is rebuilding her life telling stories that matter.
Tara's The Joymaker script has won several awards; she was a Fresh Ink playwright contest winner with Blue Room Theater; a Scriptapalooza semifinalist with a co-writer for the TV pilot ‘Roses,’ which was optioned. She started a national and international current affairs magazine, named one of ten best new magazines in 2012 by Library Journal.