Bestselling author Tara Taylor Quinn’s love affair with Harlequin books began when she was 14 years old and picked up a free promotional copy of a Harlequin Romance novel in her hometown grocery store. The relationship was solidified the year she was suspended from her high school typing class for hiding a Harlequin Romance book behind the keys of her electric typewriter. Unaware that her instructor loomed close by, Tara read blissfully on with one finger resting on the automatically repeated period key. She finished her book in the principal’s office.
Though she wrote her first story at the age of seven, Tara’s professional writing career began nine years later when, at 16, she was hired as a stringer with the Dayton Daily News in Dayton, Ohio. A certified high school English teacher, Tara published several magazine articles before turning to writing as a full-time occupation.
With over three million copies in print, Tara's first book, Yesterday’s Secrets, was published by Harlequin in October 1993. It received two Reviewers’ Choice nominations, and was a finalist for the RWA RITA Award.
Tara’s books are worldwide, with many foreign translations including Spanish, French, Japanese, and Italian. Several of her books have been nominated for Reviewers’ Choice Awards, and have appeared on many bestseller lists including the Waldenbooks bestseller list.
When she’s not writing, fulfilling speaking engagements, or performing the many duties required by her position of Regional Director of the National Board of the Romance Writers of America, Tara spends her time with her husband, and commutes to Arizona State University with her 15-year-old senior psychology major daughter, Rachel.