Tara Raczenski spent her formative years on a small farm in central Kentucky where a penchant for creating imaginary worlds to entertain herself translated quite naturally into a desire to entertain others. She has been actively utilizing her degree in theatre on and offstage since 1997 and now lives in North Carolina with her husband, children and dog, all of whom are really lovely people. Besides writing, Tara enjoys teaching theatre, costume designing and her membership in The Jane Austen Society of North America. She is currently collaborating on a musical adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's North & South and has also recently completed a first light-hearted step into fan-fiction entitled, "Dear Lydia. Love Kitty." Tara hopes one day to be a published playwright and author and to see her works professionally produced.