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Tara Moss

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Tara Moss is a novelist, TV presenter, blogger and journalist.

Since 1999 she has written and published nine bestselling novels including Fetish, Split, Covet, Hit, Siren, Assassin, The Blood Countess and The Spider Goddess, and been published in 18 countries in 12 languages. Her 9th novel, The Skeleton Key, has just been published.

She is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Social Sciences at The University of Sydney.

Her non-fiction writing has appeared in Australian Literary Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Sun Herald, The Daily Telegraph, The Hoopla, Vogue, Madison and more.

Writing has been a lifelong passion for Moss, who began penning gruesome "Stephen King-inspired" stories for her classmates at 10. She went on to an interna...more


As some of you would now know, my afternoon took an unusual turn.


I was punched by a stranger while crossing the road alone on Market Street and Pitt Street in Sydney CBD around lunchtime, near Hyde Park. The man who attacked me appeared to be highly agitated and drug affected or mentally unwell, and the attack was brief, random and completely unexpected. I do not believe I was specifically targ...

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Fetish (Makedde Vanderwall,...
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Split (Makedde Vanderwall, #2)
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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...
Siren - The Lure of the Bad Girl (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Eve was the first bad girl, and ever since, women have been linked in the popular consciousness with the concept of sin and their sins with sex.
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" This is a really well written book about feminism. The early chapters deal with Tara Moss's own life, and her own experiences with sexism, assault, and her career as a model and crime writer. These chapters are among the most powerful in the book.... " Read more of this review »
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" Should become part of the high school curriculum. Brilliant.

Unsurprisingly, this is a brilliant piece of work. It presents as an interesting memoir and then progresses into more of a factual handbook to equality and feminism, which is a nice mix,... " Read more of this review »
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" This book was a complete impulse purchase to make up the remaining credit on a gift card I had with me - and boy was I glad I grabbed it. I am unfamiliar with Moss's other works, but the idea that the truthfulness of her being a writer had been qu... " 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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“I looked at the fashion model and reassured myself she wasn't dead.”
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“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”
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“I really think I write about everyday life. I don't think I'm quite as odd as others say I am. Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that's what makes it so boring.”
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message 18: by Tara

Tara Moss Thank you, LR. Happy reading x


message 17: by L.R.

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.


message 16: by Tara

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.


message 13: by Jayde

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!)


message 10: by Kim

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


message 4: by Rob

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 :)


message 2: by Sean

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


Miranda Welcome to Goodreads Tara :)


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