Taryn’s first book, Whole-y Cow! Fractions Are Fun was published by Sleeping Bear Press (2010), and Scholastic purchased paperback rights. It was a best seller for Scholastic’s Book Clubs in the non-fiction category in March, 2011.
Her middle grade novel Dead Possums Are Fair Game was released by Sky Pony and was a 2016 Crystal Kite finalist.
She signed a two-book deal with Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky: How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer (released June 2016) and Bugged (not yet released).
Taryn graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a specialization in Mathematics. She taught middle school until she decided to engage in sarcasm on a more personal level with her own children.
Taryn is a member of both SCBWI and Word Weavers International. She currently lives in Sorrento, Florida with her husband, David, their three children, and two very fuzzy cats, Mordecai and Cyrus, who lay on the sofa all day (the cats, not her husband or children). Her website is www.TarynSouders.com.
Taryn also serves as a Word Weavers Mentor.