Tanya has an undergraduate arts degree (history, economics and politics), a postgraduate business communication diploma and a successful career in internal communication.
She’s been writing creatively since she was a small child. For the last fifteen years, she’s been learning the craft of novel writing and is focused on building a career as a novelist. Tanya enjoys writing poetry, short stories, children’s books and women’s fiction. She publishes young adult fiction.
Tanya’s writing highlights include, completing a writing mentorship with Nike Sulway (nee Bourke) and attending numerous courses, including the selective Writing Children’s and YA with Curtis Brown Creative UK. She loved completing a year-long Writing for Children with Nicolas Brasch. One of her unpublished middle grade novels was short listed in the 2019 Affirm Press Mentorship Award.
Tanya is a member of Writers Victoria, The Duck Pond and The Scribbles Academy.
At their core, Tanya’s stories help inspire courage, strength and love to overcome adversity. Her books have been described as lyrical, gripping with a strong pinch of love and a touch of magic. Or they are about cake, or chocolate – or sometimes both.