Tanya W. Newman was born and raised in the upstate of South Carolina, where she discovered her love of a good story, and where she decided to try to write a book of her own at the age of ten. When she was finished, the story was a whopping thirty pages, but nonetheless cemented her love of writing and storytelling, a love that led to a Bachelor of Arts in English from University of South Carolina Upstate and a Master of Arts in English from Clemson University. 


Now married to her wonderful husband, Mark, for fourteen years, Newman still resides in upstate South Carolina, where she sets many of her stories. She loves essential oils, coffee, movies (usually an action/adventure with a good romance added in), Henry Cavill, The Golden Girls, long jogs, U2 and Queen, and spending time with her adorable son and daughter.