About

Tara is a fantasy author, arts graduate and blogger who is currently studying electrical and electronics engineering at Stellenbosch University. She is a summa cum laude graduate with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in theology, art and international studies.

Tara received the Karl Rahner Award for Excellence in Theological Studies from Loyola University Chicago and is a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa society. She is the author of The Merman’s Mark and Rebel Fires, the first two books of the Merman trilogy.

In her spare time, Tara enjoys gossiping about art, animals and history.

Memoir

My songful fruitcake of a biography, this is the story of how one plucky art graduate (me) went on to study engineering halfway across the world and survived (so far)… the Confessions of an Artsy Engineer.

Adventures and Exploits

If you listen to me long enough (or pretty much at all) all these bits and bubbles will start oozing out into the conversation and coming alive again, like a virus or a once-dehydrated tardigrade.

Photography

When I was eleven, I aimed the Kodak digital camera I got as a birthday present out of the moving car and toward a nearby giraffe, snapping a bunch of photos as I went.

Art

Before the merman, before the math, there was a girl with big dreams and a bright view of the world, melting crayons into hearts and folding voices into clay, thinking mostly impractical things…