Tara Lynn Masih

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Tara Lynn Masih is editor of the Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction (a ForeWord Book of the Year), The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (winner of a Skipping Stones Honor Award; a New England Book Festival award; a Benjamin Franklin silver medal award; and a ForeWord Book of the Year Award), and author of Where the Dog Star Never Glows, a National Best Books Award finalist in the short story category. She is the founding series editor of The Best Small Fictions, and My Real Name Is Hanna, her debut novel for young readers and adults set in WW II Ukraine, is due out Sept. 2018 and received a 2018 SKIPPING STONES HONOR AWARD.

Tara received an MA in Writing and Publishing from Emerson College, and has published
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Tara Lynn Masih Thanks for the compliment, Michael. Yes, I am working on a YA novel. The novel is something I've been unable to tackle these past years, the result of…moreThanks for the compliment, Michael. Yes, I am working on a YA novel. The novel is something I've been unable to tackle these past years, the result of my being a single mother for much of them. I know there are many mothers/fathers who manage to find the time to complete novels, but my work habits and attention span are different. I finally have the time to not get too distracted from my writing as my son is off to college. Fingers crossed it will appear on Goodreads at some point! And congrats to you on your own successes in publishing. I know better than most what an accomplishment it is to finish a novel.(less)
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I love the book trailer that GraphixMotion produced to go along with My Real Name Is Hanna. The material is difficult and the project needed to be treated with sensitivity and respect, and I think the producer did that.

It gives a brief peek into Hanna's world:

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message 30: by Hannah

Hannah Greendale Hi, Tara!

Thanks so much for your kind message about my review of A Boy in Winter. Will you please PM me so we can talk more about reviewing your forthcoming book?

Thanks! :)


Tara Lynn Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for the friend invite, Tara. An author...my favorite people!"

Aww, that is so nice to hear! Musicians are great people, too :-). And artists, and...


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Cheryl Kennedy Thanks for the friend invite, Tara. An author...my favorite people!


Tara Lynn We are doing a giveaway for Best Small Fictions 2017:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/3...

The Best Small Fictions 2017 by Amy Hempel


Tara Lynn Majenta wrote: "Hi, Tara! Friend Request Accepted, thanks for Requesting! Congratulations on your books! I hope you're having a good week. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from ..."


Thanks so much! Deep into writing mode...


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Majenta Hi, Tara! Friend Request Accepted, thanks for Requesting! Congratulations on your books! I hope you're having a good week. Happy reading, writing, and everything else. Blessings!

Best wishes from Majenta


Tara Lynn The wonderful Matchbook Stories is doing a giveaway: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2.... Includes my story Ella: Now and a story by Etgar Keret. They are fun to own! 5 cc so 5 chances.


Tara Lynn K.E. wrote: "Thanks for the GR friendship, Tara!"

You're so welcome! Thanks for the support.


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K.E. Saxon Thanks for the GR friendship, Tara!


Tara Lynn Vincent wrote: "Just purchased The Book Thief hearing good things about it!"

Enjoy! Haven't gotten to it yet.


message 19: by Vincent

Vincent Just purchased The Book Thief hearing good things about it!


Tara Lynn Teresa wrote: "Tara, I just read a great review at "The Mom Egg" of your Where the Dog Star Never Glows. Wonderful!

http://themomegg.com/themomegg/Book_R......"


Thanks once again for reading!


message 17: by Teresa (last edited Apr 12, 2012 10:00AM)

Teresa Tara, I just read a great review at "The Mom Egg" of your Where the Dog Star Never Glows. Wonderful!

http://themomegg.com/themomegg/Book_R...


Savannah Tara, thank you for the friendship.


Tara Lynn Catie wrote: "Hi Tara,

Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to seeing what you're reading."


You too, I'll try to keep up ;-).


message 14: by Catie

Catie Hi Tara,

Thanks for the friend request! Look forward to seeing what you're reading.


message 13: by Teresa

Teresa Tara wrote: "I think it's great that you read so much and keep authors posted. We don't hear enough from readers. "

For good or bad, I have no qualms about contacting writers. I contacted both Margaret Forster and Ali Smith after reading books of theirs, and got responses from each. What did I have to lose? :)


Tara Lynn Teresa wrote: "Tara wrote: "Thanks, Teresa! Our paths keep crossing, don't they??? Glad you read that journal and that you found the story."

I used to feel like I was 'stalking' Pia Z. Ehrhardt over the internet..."


I think it's great that you read so much and keep authors posted. We don't hear enough from readers.


message 11: by Teresa

Teresa Tara wrote: "Thanks, Teresa! Our paths keep crossing, don't they??? Glad you read that journal and that you found the story."

I used to feel like I was 'stalking' Pia Z. Ehrhardt over the internet, because I kept crossing her path. Now I feel that way about you. I promise it's not 'intentional,' ;) but I can't imagine having better literary company!


Tara Lynn Teresa wrote: "I was reading the latest issue of "Status Hat" and was excited to see and read a story by you there. To anyone else reading this comment who might be interested, the story is here: http://www.stat..."

Thanks, Teresa! Our paths keep crossing, don't they??? Glad you read that journal and that you found the story. I was impressed with the issue as a whole. Love how they represent all genres on one theme.


Teresa I was reading the latest issue of "Status Hat" and was excited to see and read a story by you there. To anyone else reading this comment who might be interested, the story is here: http://www.statushat.org/create/statu...


Sridhar Babu Hi..Tara wish you a happy women's day!!! (better late than never)


Sridhar Babu Hi Tara,
Thank you very very much for adding,accepting me as your friend, thanks for your comment in book excerpts too..you have around 162 friends,and it requires a great talent to locate friends comment and to answer it.


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Beth Hi Tara,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!


Tara Lynn Just want to wish all my goodreads friends a happy and safe holiday, with lots of time to relax and read! Thanks for the support in 2009.


Jessica Nice to meet you Tara!
jessica


Tara Lynn Hi Barbara:

Thanks, liked your review of the new TC Boyle book.

I'll let you know when the book will be ready. I hear mid-May?

Not sure why goodreads was giving you a hard time on the comments page. Hopefully a one-time glitch!

T


Barbara (Will goodreads let me comment on your page today?!?)

Hi, Tara!

I always love seeing what you've been reading! You've been very influential on my to-read list.

Definitely let me know when I can order your new book.

~B


Tara Lynn Dear Friends:

Thanks for joining and I wish everyone a happy holiday and lots of quality reading time over vacation!

Tara


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