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Tarryn Fisher

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in Johannesburg, South Africa


Scarlett O' Hara & Lisbeth Salander

Member Since
September 2011

I would like to write a novel that every, single person loves, but not even J.K. Rowling could do that. Instead, I try to write stories that pull on people's emotions. I believe that sadness is the most powerful emotion, and swirled with regret the two become a dominating force. I love villains. Three of my favorites are Mother Gothel, Gaston and the Evil Queen who all suffered from a pretty wicked case of vanity (like me). I like to make these personality types the center of my stories.
I love rain, Coke, Starbucks and sarcasm. I hate bad adjectives and the word "smolder". If you read my book-I love you. If you hate my book-I still love you, but please don't be mean to me; I'm half badass, half cry baby.

I ONCE SAW A YOUTUBE VIDEO of a woman beating her baby. I was shocked by how calm she was. She wasn’t being forced; she wasn’t visibly angry or flustered. She sat with her back to the camera, punching, slapping and pinching—over and over while he screamed.
Why did I spend six minutes of my life watching as a child, who could not yet sit up by himself, was brutally beaten by his mother? Because h... Read more of this blog post »
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Is Tarryn a psychic because this book is a mirror image of my life. Word for word, I kept thinking, "Did I write this book?"
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“You can only give your heart away once, after that, everything else will chase your first love”
Tarryn Fisher, The Opportunist

“I think that after the first time you give your heart away, you never get it back. The rest of your life is just you pretending that you still have a heart.”
Tarryn Fisher, The Opportunist

“What’s the difference?” I asked him. “Between the love of your life, and your soulmate?”
“One is a choice, and one is not.”
Tarryn Fisher, Mud Vein



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“I have a meanness inside me, real as an organ. Slit me at my belly and it might slide out, meaty and dark, drop on the floor so you could stomp on it.”
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i hope your Christmas is filled with peace & laughter... (lots of laughter)

Mariℓina Happy 2016, filled with love, happiness and a little bit of luck!

message 58: by Pilo

Pilo Arias Thanks thanks thanks thanks for Marrow! OMFG I had the most incredible mindfuck in life!
You are the most genious writer in the world!

message 57: by Mary

Mary Thanks for accepting my friend invite. I finished Marrow and am anxiously awaiting the release of your next creation!

message 56: by Pilo

Pilo Arias I will read Love me with lies for the 13 time again <3 I just love Caleb and Olivia, and I can't get over it <3 I just love them.

Thanks for create this amazing story <3

message 55: by Pilo

Pilo Arias Awww Tarryn, thanks for your friendship, you literally made my day!! <3
I can't wait to read Marrow!!! <3

message 54: by Mandy

Mandy Saial Tarryn, thank you for the friendship.I'm about to read Mud Vein and Marrow shortly after that .Cannot wait to sink my teeth into both of your books.
Thanks again , mandy ;)

Adrienne Tarryn, I'm reading The Opportunist (with the intent of reading the entire Love Me With Lies series) for the forth time!!!! It is so good!!!!! You are a genious. And my favorite author! Thank you for sharing your gift☺️

Adrienne Thanks for the ad... You are my favorite author.... I love your writing so much.

Mariℓina Merry Christmas Tarryn! *muah*

And if you were a naughty girl this year, here is your reward!!
(view spoiler)

Stephanie When is Mud Vein being released?

message 49: by Matthew

Matthew Thanks for the accept, Ms. Tarryn! You truly are an amazing writer! Thanks as well for sharing your words with us and being an inspiration for readers and writers like me. I look forward to read more books from you. :))

Wendy ⏃: ✦●•CCBH Blogger•●✦ Thank you for accepting my friend invite. I just want to bow down to you. You're pure genius & a brilliant writer! xo

message 47: by Barbara

Barbara You are a Brilliant writer! love your books! xo

message 46: by Ana

Ana Nice books! Love it! The best series!

Janelle ♥ Definitely one of the best series I've ever read. I'm going to miss Caleb and Olivia. Love you, Tarryn! You're amazing! xo

rascalina You my dear are a farking BRILLIANT AUTHOR !!! Thank you for an AMAZING series.

message 43: by Nat O

Nat O Tarryn are you planning any spin off books for (view spoiler) Just curious!

message 42: by Alyssa

Alyssa Taylor Hey Tarryn,
I love your work! Can't wait to get my hands on Thief!

message 41: by Kim

Kim  *Mo Chridhe* Tarryn, thank you for taking risks and being gutsy. The series was amazing. Loved Thief!

message 40: by Tiffany

Tiffany Thief couldn't have been more perfect. Loved it!

message 39: by .chel.

.chel. Thief was absolutely AMAZING. I loved the entire series.

message 38: by Julie

Julie Thief! What an AMAZING, emotional, gut wrenching ride! Thank you so much for finally putting me out of my misery, you are an extremely gifted storyteller. I'm anxiously awaiting your next book.

Ashleigh you are amazing!!! jut finished THEIF and OMG fantastic, love love loved it so perfect thank you thank you!!!

message 36: by Jules

Jules A teaser would be very much appreciated! I don't think my psyche could handle a re-read...I consumed Caleb and Olivia's story and became tooooo emotionally involved.

FAVOR: PLEASE let the producers of 50 Shades know who the model is on the cover of Thief. He is absolutely gorgeous and is perfect for Christian Grey!

ATran OMG Taryn!!!! When is Caleb coming!! A reread....is Caleb and Olivia almost here!!!!!!!!??????

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jea chan Stephanie wrote: "Give us a hint.. when is Thief coming out??"

yeah. want to read it so badlyyyy!


Party All The Time!

And something to get us in the mood!!

Stephanie Give us a hint.. when is Thief coming out??

message 31: by Jenna

Jenna Thanks for friending or accepting my friend request! :) love ur books, drove me crazy, i mean still drives me crazy! Lol. A't wait for thief!

message 30: by Jena

Jena Crawford Thanks for taking me on, I love your stories!! They are by far reread worthy and excitingly different which I've truly enjoyed!!

message 29: by Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events (last edited Feb 20, 2013 03:47PM)

Amy J Romance Author & Reader Events Tarrynnnnnnn! Come on give us a little love... Release date for Thief? BTW, LOVE the cover Thief (Love Me With Lies, #3) by Tarryn Fisher

message 28: by Ginnie

Ginnie You got me hook, line, and sinker! You have major talent!

message 27: by Shamrin

Shamrin Tazia Wow! Thanks for accepting my friend request.I absolutely love The Opportunist.You are one of my favorite authors :D

Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion HOORAY!!!! You accepted me. I'm kinda obsessed with you-don't be scared. LOL!

message 25: by Angelyn

Angelyn Thanks for accepting my friend request!!! :B
And thanks for releasing Dirty Red early, if I had to wait another day I think i would've internally exploded!! Lol
I can't wait for your next book!!!:D

message 24: by Robin

Robin Thank you for the early Christmas present Tarryn! Dirty Red was outstanding!

message 23: by Ash Wednesday (last edited Dec 22, 2012 04:11AM)

Ash Wednesday Congratulations on the early release of Dirty Red :-) I stopped at 10%, I may need to buddy read it... Someone else needs to hold my hand while going through Leah's POV. (Edited because i'm such a spazzbrain I typed the wrong title x.x)

Jennifer Brennan Tarryn - I just finished reading your book for the fourth time yesterday. And once again, I found myself up in the middle of the night, thinking about these characters that Aren't. Even. Real! What is wrong with me?? I have read many, many books, some by your very good author friends, and none of them, NONE! have affected me the way The Opportunist has. Bravo...I love you and don't even know you. Thank you for doing what you do, and doing it so well!

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Kari http://www.thebookwranglers.com/#!beh...

Awe, I totally heart you and I don't know you. You're funny as hell!

message 20: by Sara

Sara Sooo excited for Dirty Red!!!

message 19: by Catherine (last edited Sep 03, 2012 08:53AM)

Catherine thank you for adding me, i really cant wait for your next book and any other books you might write in the future. loving you for making me cry when i read this book. Fan fucking tastic!! xx

message 18: by Erica

Erica E thanks so much for accepting my friend request. just started The Opportunist this morning on my way to work. Let's just say I've been thinking about it all day. Can't wait to get out of here so I can continue reading ;-)

message 17: by Dina

Dina Hello!
Just wanted to say that I loved The Opportunist, one of my favorites!
Can't wait for Dirty Red. *.*

message 16: by Taryn

Taryn Now we are friends everywhere! You look hot in your new picture...you know, because all Taryn/Tarryn's are hot. Just sayin'.

message 15: by Sara

Sara This book was so good. I wasn't sure what to think when I was done. I was mad that Olivia was such an emotional idiot, that Caleb didn't fight enough, and Leah can simply kick rocks!! Looking forward to book 2. I hope it ends like I want it to :)

Stephanie Tarryn wrote: "Stephanie wrote: "Tarryn, I felt like you punched me in the face last night when I finished The Opportunist. After calming down and sifting everything through my brain for the last 12 hours, now I'..."

I cant wait to see where this all goes...

message 13: by Tarryn

Tarryn Fisher Stephanie wrote: "Tarryn, I felt like you punched me in the face last night when I finished The Opportunist. After calming down and sifting everything through my brain for the last 12 hours, now I'm just beside myse..."

There is a spoiler for book two at WWW.thepressedpenny.com
Caleb will have his own book, in it I think he will redeem himself to many of the readers. Don't forget the sacrifices he made for her. I didn't write a "perfect" character like Edward Cullen. I wrote about a flawed human. I think sometimes that is what delivers the whiplash. ;)

Stephanie Tarryn, I felt like you punched me in the face last night when I finished The Opportunist. After calming down and sifting everything through my brain for the last 12 hours, now I'm just beside myself. Maybe they arent supposed to be together. Now that I think more about Caleb, he really isn't that good of a person. Reading their college years and how he bounced from one girl to another then the cheating to top it off, I really dont know if I even like him. You have given me a whiplash of emotions and for that, I thank you. This one really made me think...

message 11: by Tarryn

Tarryn Fisher Natasha wrote: "Just about to start your book as all my GR friends have been RAVING about it and I have been putting it off for a month now dreading what it will do to me - You're going to break my heart, aren't you?"

Not on purpose. Apparently it just happens?

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