Taryn’s first book, Whole-y Cow! Fractions Are Fun was published by Sleeping Bear Press (2010), and became a non-fiction best seller for Scholastic’s Book Clubs.
Her middle grade novel Dead Possums Are Fair Game was released by Sky Pony and was a 2016 Crystal Kite finalist. It was part of the 2016 Battle of the Books in Birdville ISD in Texas and the 2017 Battle of the Books in Chicago.
Her book, How to (Almost) Ruin Your Summer was a 2017 Crystal Kite Finalist and was also named to the Sunshine State Young Reader Award 2017-2018 book list.
Taryn graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a specialization in Mathematics. She taught middle school where she learned the art of sarcasm. Now she stays at home and writes.
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 cats—an overly fuzzy Ragdoll named Mordecai, and a polydactyl Hemingway named Sebastian—who sleep 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.