W H E R E W O R D S M E E T W O N D E R
Hi and thank you for connecting with me on my site!
My name is Taryn-Leigh. I am a South African born citizen, who spent her childhood with her nose buried in books. My love for reading transpired into an ambition to become a writer. I began with blogging, which eventually led to me writing my first novel. I live in Pretoria, with my husband, son and two Cocker Spaniels.
My name, Taryn-Leigh, is actually my first name, given to me by my mother. The inspiration for my name came from… well, a book …
T A R Y N L E I G H
While pregnant with me, my mother read a book where the main characters name was Taryn-Leigh, and she decided to name me after this character she fell so in love with.
Being an only child I found reading a welcomed way of escaping into a phenomenal world. My first experience with books was Enid Blyton’s The Faraway Tree. She had me hooked and soon all my school days were spent with my nose buried in books.
My love for writing grew and so I explored this further by writing on various topics on three different blogs I developed and hosted over the years.
One night while falling asleep the plot to Perfect Imperfections came to me, and I woke up and immediately began writing out the plot. So began my journey to become an Author, with my novel being published by Olympia Publishers in March 2017 in the UK.
I now spend my days working in my day job, while dreaming up plots of books I’m writing in my spare time.
I absolutely love connecting with my readers via social media, and I would love to hear from you. Please also send me pictures of you reading my book, and chat to me about your thoughts of the story line and characters I love so much.
My mission is to write the type of books, who’s characters leave such lasting impression on you, that you are even willing to name your children after them, like my mom did.
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