So, I studied theology, and yes, I am still a normal, balanced person. I will always make time for conversations about the Hebrew Bible and Greek apocrypha, art history, Semitic languages, biology, physics and math. I am also an aggressive stalker of research and compulsive writer. I like colored pencils and imaginary numbers, good arguments, laughter and logical responses. I like making things, designing things, thinking about things. And doing difficult stuff.

And also composting. Because every good Midwestern girl knows her dirt.

A lover of fantasy and real-life adventure, Tara writes science fiction novels under the shadow of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Originally from Chicago, she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts, Honors, in theology, art and international studies. Tara received the Karl Rahner Award for Excellence in Theological Studies from Loyola University Chicago and is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering. 


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. When I pulled the camera back to look at the images, I was astounded. Among the otherwise forgetful photos of ungulates … Continue reading Photographs

Under the Sun

The end of the world—a cataclysmic disaster that destroys all life as we know it—has gripped the popular imagination for millennia. Religions imagine it; believers wait for it; ethicists work to prevent it; and writers describe it, often in dramatic, adventurous detail. And yes, unless our sun happens to find the fountain of youth during … Continue reading Under the Sun