Taryn Souders

Taryn Souders

Taryn Souders

I was born in Dallas, Texas and lived all over before settling down in Florida with my husband, David, and our three kids. Despite popular belief, Floridians do experience four seasons. We have Spring, Early Summer, Mid-Summer, and Late Summer rounds out the year and finishes us off (figuratively and sometimes literally).

I never started out planning to be a writer—I was a middle school math teacher for a couple years. But, being a voracious reader as a kid gave me a love for words (and working with middle-schoolers gave me a sense of humor). It seemed like a good idea to combine the two (words and humor) and viola, a book was born. Truthfully, my first book was a fluke. I sat down to write a poem about Moses and ended up writing a fraction book about a cow. Who knew?

It worked so well the first time, I’ve continued to try to write poetry and I end up with a book each time. Ok. Not really. But, I did enjoy the writing process so much, that I’ve kept with it and have enjoyed some success along the way.

Sally Apokedak of the Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency represents me, and I couldn’t ask for a more hardworking, insightful, integrity-filled agent. I have been blessed in my friendship with her and hope there are many more years (and books) to come.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself…and spiders.

– Anonymous