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Tara Moss

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Tara Moss is an author, journalist, TV presenter and human rights advocate. Since 1999 she has written 10 bestselling books, published in 19 countries and 13 languages, including the acclaimed Mak Vanderwall crime fiction series and the Pandora English series. Her first non-fiction book, the critically acclaimed The Fictional Woman, was published in 2014 and became a number one national non-fiction bestseller, and her iconic cover design, featuring her face labeled with ‘fictions’ or stereotypes about women won Best Non-Fiction Book Design at the Australia Book Design Awards in 2015 with HarperCollins Publishers. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney, and has earned her private investigator credentials (Cert III) from the Austr ...more

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Tara Moss I have just completed my 11th book, Speaking Out - a 21st Century Handbook for Women and Girls, which comes out soon. This book arrived directly from…moreI have just completed my 11th book, Speaking Out - a 21st Century Handbook for Women and Girls, which comes out soon. This book arrived directly from questions I was asked by hundreds of women and girls after The Fictional Woman came out - 'How can I tell my story? How do you deal with the trolls? How do you approach research? Public speaking? Writing a blog or essay? Overcoming nerves?’

Worldwide, less than one out of every four people we hear from or about in the media is female, and women are vastly outnumbered in parliament and in positions of power. Speaking Out aims to not only illuminate this issue but encourage women’s greater participation in public life and provide a guide for possible solutions to various issues and obstacles, of the kind I have personally experienced but have also seen many hundreds of other women experience. The book involves a frank discussion of what women might expect when speaking out, and how they can deal with it.(less)
Tara Moss Hi Adelise,
Yes, I have two fiction books I am working on at the moment, and I expect they will be published in the next two years.
Best wishes,
Tara
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For the first time in my life I have filed a formal complaint with the Australian Press Council.

The issue isn’t unflattering press or even a false claim. As a somewhat public figure over the years I’ve had plenty of good and bad press, and well, even some of the nasty criticism has surely been deserved. But this isn’t about me. It is about my child. I have made a formal complaint to the Press...

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Description: Pandora English is no ordinary small town orphan. When she's invited to live with her mysterious Great-Aunt Celia in New York City, she seizes the opportunity to escape her stifling hometown, break from her tragic past and make it as a writer. Things, however, are not what she is expecting. For starters, her great-aunt's gothic mansion is in a mist-wreathed Manhattan suburb that doesn't appear on maps. And then there's Celia herself- a former designer to the stars of Hollywood's Golden Age - who is elegant, unnaturally young and always wearing a veil...
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"There is a common misconception in our society that females communicate more than males. We have all heard the terms "natter" and "nagging" that are directed to women, but in truth, the complete opposite is the case. Why this is the case and why i..." Read more of this review »
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“Write. Start writing today. Start writing right now. Don’t write it right, just write it –and then make it right later. Give yourself the mental freedom to enjoy the process, because the process of writing is a long one. Be wary of “writing rules” and advice. Do it your way.”
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“It is better to do what you love for work, but if it is your day job that enables an unpaid passion, then your life is still sweeter. What is important is that you make time for your dreams, not whether or not you get paid for it.”
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“The reflex of fear was soon replaced with another, more useful emotion.
Rage.”
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Tara Moss Scott wrote: "Merry christmas."

Scott wrote: "Merry christmas."

Thank you Scott x


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Scott Roberts Merry christmas.


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Tara Moss Thank you, LR. Happy reading x


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L.R. Currell Thank you for accepting my friend request Tara Moss. I have been a big fan of you for many years and you are an awesome Aussie author to draw inspiration from. Kind regards.


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Tara Moss Thanks Elizabeth. I'll check it out. x
Elizabeth wrote: "Tara, i have just found an amazing skull necklance and bracelet from a store called Tilkah in Sydney. you can buy them on-line. called Voodoo necklace. is stunning"


Elizabeth Tara, i have just found an amazing skull necklance and bracelet from a store called Tilkah in Sydney. you can buy them on-line. called Voodoo necklace. is stunning


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Tara Moss Jayde wrote: "Tara, I love your covers. They're absolutely brilliant."

Thanks Jade. I look forward to reading A Job From Hell. It sounds gorgeously gothic.


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Jayde Scott Tara, I love your covers. They're absolutely brilliant.


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Tara Moss Kim wrote: "Tara, you're going to love Goodreads! A great way to connect with readers and authors :)"

Thanks, Kim. I look forward to reading your work.


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Tara Moss Knowledge Lost wrote: "Welcome to goodreads, watch out this site is addictive"

I've noticed... (Books. BOOKS!)


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Kim Falconer Tara, you're going to love Goodreads! A great way to connect with readers and authors :)


Michael Welcome to goodreads, watch out this site is addictive


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Tara Moss Sean wrote: "Welcome, enjoying the writing blog posts by the way."

Thanks, Sean. Happy reading x


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Tara Moss Miranda wrote: "Welcome to Goodreads Tara :)"

Thanks, Miranda x


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Tara Moss Rob wrote: "Hi Tara,
Thanks for the invite. We have met, a few years back at a book signing in Dymocks in Sydney.

Good luck with all your writing, this place has lots of interesting info.

Cheers

Rob"


Thank you Rob. I'm new to Goodreads, but it already looks like the moniker doesn't lie. Looking forward to sharing my reads and getting some great recommendations
x


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Tara Moss Helene wrote: "Hi Tara, look forward to meeting you at SheKilda in Melbourne :)"

Thanks Helene. I'm looking forward to SheKilda x


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Rob Kennedy Hi Tara,
Thanks for the invite. We have met, a few years back at a book signing in Dymocks in Sydney.

Good luck with all your writing, this place has lots of interesting info.

Cheers

Rob


Helene Young Hi Tara, look forward to meeting you at SheKilda in Melbourne :)


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Sean the Bookonaut Welcome, enjoying the writing blog posts by the way.


Miranda Welcome to Goodreads Tara :)


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