About the Author

Majoring is Philosophy and English as an undergraduate at Drew University, Tara went on to pursue graduate degrees at Moravian Theological Seminary in Theological Studies and Pastoral Counseling. In addition to teaching philosophy as an adjunct at Northampton Community College, Tara is a freelance writer whose career is highlighted in publishing a weekly parenting column on BethlehemPatch.com, feature articles with the Elucidator Magazine and monthly blogs as an eco-feminist writer for Shalereporter.com.

Since she was a child, nature has inspired her artistic endeavors. She has shown and sold her acrylic paintings in café’s, restaurants and galleries. Her ducks are drawn in color pencils, creating a level of control, detail and color that make the birds jump off of the page.

Tara lives with her three sons, two cats and devoted partner, Scott, in Bethlehem, PA. She loves to share stories, trips to the bookstore and long walks to visit the ducks as well as play soccer for the Pioneers, a local woman’s soccer team. She is active in her community as an environmental activist, helping to organize and speak at forums that educate the public on the impact of fossil fuel development in her home state of Pennsylvania.