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Taryn Bashford

Taryn lives the typical writer’s life with supportive husband, teen children, and characters from her latest book insisting they help make dinner. This can be disconcerting as Jacob is always sticking his fingers in the cheese sauce and Harper can’t cook. 


Taryn’s been an English Literature Honours student, an Advertising Manager and a CEO of an internet company, but she plans to write inspiring, engaging novels until the day she can no longer type. 


Taryn is from a family of athletes, musicians and academics and is fascinated by teens that surpass the norm in their field. This is what she likes to explore in her writing—remembering that elite teens have flaws too. 


Currently a tri-athlete, Taryn is also an adrenaline junkie and during her last writer’s retreat, found herself dangling on an abseiling rope 2000m from the ground.


CYA Conference is excited that Taryn will be joining the CYA Conference Presenters on the Success Panel in 2018! 

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