After a small-town childhood, Tanya majored in English and writing at the University of Victoria. Along with new creative skills, she learned important life lessons: bangs don’t need to be five Ice-Misted inches high; sushi is not only edible, but delicious; and to get off a city bus, you have to pull the cord.
With her newfound knowledge, Tanya embarked on a freelance career in Vancouver. She worked as a typesetter, graphic designer, photo editor, and writer before pursing writing full-time.
She and her husband Min (the world’s only Burmese occupational therapist) live in Kitsilano with their five-year-old son and seven-year-old daughter. Tanya writes at a carved roll-top desk with a view of the mountains, and firmly believes she has the best job in the world… except on the days she’d rather be a barista.
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Author photo by Leanne Lafrance
|Anywhere but Here
Simon & Schuster, 2013
Annick Press, 2012
|50 Poisonous Questions
Annick Press, 2011