Tara Eldana is an award-winning staff writer for a weekly community newspaper chain in metro Detroit. She became hooked on romance fiction when her eleventh grade English teacher rejected the book report she wrote, saying the book was much too easy for me, and insisted I read and report on Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. I had read Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind that previous summer.

Eldana took a long road through J-school, graduating from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan in ’95, just shy of twenty years after she finished high school, raising a couple kids, working part-time, and doing her homework while her husband and kids watched TV. Still she found time to read what her kids called her “mush books.”

She loves the romance genre and loves letting her characters take control of their stories. Eldana is a member of the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America.