Taryn’s middle grade novels have been named to state reading lists including the Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Awards, Georgia Children’s Book Awards, and the Sunshine State Young Readers Awards, and have been Crystal Kite Finalists. Her latest book, Coop Knows the Scoop, is a 2021 Edgar Award nominee for Best Juvenile mystery novel. She is a member of SCBWI and has recently taken on the role of vice president of Word Weavers International. She is represented by Sally Apokedak of Apokedak Literary Agency. Taryn currently lives in Sorrento, Florida with her husband, David, their three children, and two cats—an overly fuzzy Ragdoll named Mordecai and a polydactyl Hemingway named Sebastian—who like to terrorize flies. While she’s somewhat decent at math, she is terrible at science and has an intense dislike of tarantulas.