Tara Wyatt is a romance author who’s been making up love stories ever since she fell head over heels for the Backstreet Boys and Hanson almost twenty years ago. Not content with merely daydreaming about Nick Carter and Taylor Hanson, she grabbed a notebook and wrote countless fan fiction stories.
After outgrowing her boy band obsession and obtaining an Honours B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy from McMaster University, her love of books and reading led her to pursue a Masters’ degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Western Ontario. Currently, she works for a large public library system, where she has the arduous task of selecting books for children and young adults for the library’s collection.
Her first book, Necessary Risk, was published in 2016, and along with being named one of Bustle's best romances of the year, was the winner of the Librarian's Reader's Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense, the New England Readers' Choice Award for Best Romantic Suspense, the Golden Quill Award for Best First Book, and the Booksellers' Best Award for Best First Book. It is currently a finalist for the Heart of Excellence Award for Best Romantic Suspense. Her second book, Primal Instinct, won the Librarian's Reader's Choice Award for Best Romance of the Year, as well as the National Excellence in Romantic Fiction Award for Best Romantic Suspense.
Her next romantic suspense series, Blue HEAT, featuring an elite unit of undercover detectives, will be available in 2018.
Tara is a member of the Toronto RWA chapter. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario, with the cutest dog in the world and a husband who makes all of her heroes look like chumps.