Author: Tara Randel

Tara Randel has enjoyed a lifelong love of books, especially romance and mystery genres, so it didn't come as a surprise when she began writing with the dream of becoming published. After finding Romantic Times magazine in a bookstore many years ago, she found information about writing organizations. Soon after, she joined Romance Writers of America. She located the local RWA chapter and immediately attended her first meeting. There was no stopping her after that!

Tara sold her first traditional romance novel, LASTING LOVE to Avalon Books. She has had four other releases with Avalon since then. MELODY OF LOVE and THIS TIME LOVE, part of the Lasting Love Series, as well as HIDDEN HEARTS, a mystery/romance and another traditional romance novel, THE LOVE ASSIGNMENT. Her newest novel, THE LADY in the ATTIC, is due out in 2010. Family values, mystery and, of course, her favorite theme, love and romance, are a vital part of her writing. In between books, she has sold short stories and worked on script writing with a local Christian television network.

Through Tampa Area Romance Authors, Tara learned all about the business of publishing, starting with the craft of writing to behind the scenes of publishing. She served as contest coordinator for four years and served as President for one year, enjoying the organization and the lasting friendships made there.

When not writing, Tara owns a business with her husband and stays busy with her two daughters. She lives on the West Coast of Florida, where gorgeous sunsets inspire the creation of heartwarming stories, filled with love, laughter and the occasional mystery. Enjoy!

If you love mystery novels, you will certainly love The Lady in the Attic.