Growing up an Army brat, Tanya moved around a lot but her favorite places were between the covers of books: Narnia, Tara, Blackbird Pond, Hogwarts, Regency England.
Tanya got her first writing-related job at the University of Houston-Victoria, where she worked in the Academic Center helping students with papers and later graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in history. Soon after college, Tanya married. It was her patient and long-suffering husband (you try living with a writer!) who suggested seeking out a professional organization that could help her achieve her dream of selling a book. She joined Romance Writers of America in 1999 and later served as their National Conference Workshop Chair. Now, Tanya has an extensive list of publishing credits, including the 2007 novel Necessary Arrangements, the upcoming Baggage Claim, and critical essays in the "Smart Pop" books Perfectly Plum: The Life, Loves and Other Disasters of Stephanie Plum, Trenton Bounty Hunter, Grey's Anatomy 101: Seattle Grace Unauthorized, and In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural.
She lives in Georgia with her husband, two kids, and an out of control pile of to-be-read books.