Creative Writing graduate published by Disney
Although she enjoyed her job shaping scripts into meaningful stories for the screen, she realised her childhood dream of becoming an author was still something she really wanted to achieve.
Though her initial manuscripts generated some interest from publishers, it was her decision in 2010 to leave her home in the USA to enrol in Macquarie’s Master of Creative Writing that eventually led to her first published novel.
“Life changes are best when they come in the form of adventures, so I decided to go on a big one. I moved to Sydney for a Master’s program in writing at Macquarie University. While I was in Australia, my world grew in beautiful, bright, and unexpected ways. It’s good advice, what they say about listening to your heart,” says Tara.
“I’m so grateful for the time I spent studying creative writing at Macquarie. When I began the program I started writing a novel (Eden’s Wish). My peers workshopped sections of it in classes and my adviser provided invaluable instruction during our one-on-one meetings. I can’t imagine a better foundation for someone pursuing a career in writing.”
After completing her degree Tara moved to New York and finished her novel Eden’s Wish. On September 1, 2015 it was released by Disney Hyperion.
We wish Tara great success with her first novel and are very proud of her achievement.