Fun Facts About Tanya

  1.  I am a California beach girl and country gramma with a hot firefighter IMG_0565 (1)husband. We live on the Central Coast where strawberries grow and sea breezes blow.
  2.  I picked “Deliverance” for our first date. He married me anyway. 
  3.   Sam Elliott is my favorite anything. Anson Mount is a close second.
  4.  Other favorite things: Hallmark movies, Trojan football, wine tasting, cuddling up with my four grands.
  5.  I help out at the local horse rescue and am a fervent environmentalist and Defender of Wildlife.
  6.  My latest crush Doc Holliday has a role in OUTLAW HEART.


    Honoring my hero. I highly recommend Mary Doria Russell’s Doc.

  7.   MARRYING MINDA, the tale of a mail-order bride who marries the wrong man, garnered two first-place awards from RWA Chapters. 
  8.   SANCTUARY, whose cowboy hero is a cancer survivor,  received CoffeeTimeRomance’s CTTR Recommended Read Award.
  9.   My college days in Nebraska helped inspire the little town of Paradise, where several of my stories are set.
  10.   I have written historical Western, contemporary Western, and inspirational Western romance. These days, I am also messing around with medieval, 1940’s, Time Travel, some true-to-life, and as Anya Novikov, writing Young Adult and Middle Grade.

Hubs and me on a wagon train trip around the Tetons. Yee-haw!