About / Contact

I hate “About Me” sections … how much is too much to share, how much is not enough?

So I’ll keep this brief.

I’m Tara, 30 years old, and I hail from Southern Illinois. I am a college graduate, from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a bachelor’s degree in history. I work for my family’s concrete company as a bookkeeper. I have been happily (most of the time, ha!) married since 2007 and became a mother in 2012 to Garrett and again in 2015 to Katelyn.

I have been book blogging since 2008, but I’m not a big name blogger … and I like it that way. I cherish my faithful followers and consider all of you friends.

I would like to say that I’m an eclectic reader … but I’m really not. I tend to stick with the mystery/thriller/suspense genre. I’m a sucker for book series. I prefer to collect as many books in a series before ever starting the series (and finding out if I even want to read the series…) My husband says I hoard books, but I prefer the term collect.

I’m kind of weird. True story. But isn’t everyone?! I am a tad OCD. I’m quiet, which people tend to interpret as snobby, but really I’m just super shy. Even around my family, I tend to stay in the background … it’s just how I prefer things. I’m a follower, not a leader. I’m not religious or political … but if you were to really press me on politics, I lean more towards liberal.

I said I was going to keep this brief, but obviously I’m writing my whole life story.

I’m addicted to the internet. I watch too much TV. I don’t read nearly as much as I would like to. I’m selfish. I get overwhelmed easily. And I am not very patient. I sometimes feel like I’m failing at the parenting gig, but I have to tell myself that I won’t emotionally scar them too badly.

I do have some good traits. (Although if you’re still here reading this you probably don’t think so by now.) I’m loyal to a fault. I can take a secret to my grave. I am an encourager. I will be your shoulder to cry on. I can’t “break up” with friends … no matter how much I need or want to.

I realize that I could keep going .. but it’s probably more than time to wrap this up. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me or tweet me!





5 thoughts on “About / Contact”

  1. Hi! My name is Sue, and I’m from SlimKicker, a diet/fitness app and online website. I came across your blog today and it captured my interest!

    I’m contacting you b/c we’re about to release a fitness tracker (similar to FitBit) early next year, and are looking for bloggers who would be interested in getting 1 for free to review when it is out (negative or positive).

    Would you be interested in doing this? You can email me at: sue (at) slimkicker (com) with ‘Review’ in the email heading if you are.

    Just to let you know, our online website SlimKicker basically turns your diet/fitness goals into a level up game. The tracker will work with the website, and allow people to track calories burned and number of steps they walk automatically. The more they exercise, the more points they rack up! That’s basically how it will work.

    Anyway, hope to hear back either way…

    – Sue
    P.S. You can choose not to approve this comment as this is more of a private comment 🙂

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