Tara Eglington grew up in Byron Bay, Australia, and now spends her time between Sydney, Australia and Queenstown, New Zealand.

Tara is the author of four Young Adult novels: How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You, How to Convince a Boy to Kiss You (titled Kissing Games in the US) My Best Friend is a Goddess and the forthcoming The Long Distance Playlist. Her books have been published in Australia, New Zealand, and the USA.

Tara’s third YA novel My Best Friend is a Goddess was a CBCA 2017 Book of the Year: Older Readers Notable. It was also the #7 best-selling YA title by an Australian Author for the Year July 2016-June 2017 in Australia (Neilson Bookscan).

Tara’s hobbies when she’s not writing include watching endless cat videos on YouTube, planning pretend holidays to the Maldives, and daydreaming about who would play Hayden Paris in the film adaption of How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You.

Tara LOVES to hear from readers, so please say hello via: contact@taraeglington.com

FAQ:

Will there be any more Aurora Skye books? (Please say yes!!)

Never say never! I love Aurora (and Hayden too of course!) so if the opportunity to continue the series came up, I’d be totally on board.

Is How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You going to be made into a movie/TV show?

I hope so! That’s every authors dream, right? Disney, Netflix – I’m ready and waiting! 😉

Can you give me some advice on writing?

Check out my blog. I’ll be posting about everything from inspiration, to creativity, writers block, how I research my novels, and the inevitable (seemingly endless!) edits of my books.

As a quick reference, here are some tips I’d give any aspiring author:

  • Believe in yourself! (this is #1!)
  • Write what you love.
  • Be prepared to work HARD, and be disciplined – great writing takes time and commitment.
  • Have patience, and keep persisting (a book deal doesn’t usually happen overnight!).
  • Every publishing journey is different.
  • Do it because you LOVE IT (not to be rich or famous).

PUBLICITY / RIGHTS:

Rights: For all rights queries (including film and television), please contact Elizabeth O’Donnell at Harper Collins Publishers Australia – HCP.Rights@harpercollins.com.au

APPEARANCES/PUBLICITY:

For appearances or publicity in relation to How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You, How to Convince a Boy to Kiss You, My Best Friend is a Goddess or The Long Distance Playlist in Australia,
please contact
publicity@harpercollins.com.au

For appearances or publicity in relation to How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You,or Kissing Games, in the US, please contact publicity@stmartins.com