Taryn is a lover of nature and all things furry and feathered. As an environmental science doctoral student with a master’s of science in anthrozoology and undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology, she is dedicating her life to understanding and protecting animals, both human and nonhuman. This zeal for the outdoors combined with a lifelong love affair with fantasy and horror stories led her to create the YA dark fantasy series, The Fenearen Chronicles. The second installment, Twice Blessed, is due out in 2018.
Taryn lives in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley with her Prima donna cat, Stella, adorable dog Eddie, and personal piano player/boyfriend, Lorenzo.