Tara Moss
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Tara Moss

Tara Moss is a novelist, television presenter and journalist.Since 1999 she has written seven bestselling novels and been published in seventeen countries in eleven languages. Writing has been a lifelong passion for Moss, who began penning gruesome 'Stephen King-inspired' stories for her classmates at the age of ten. She went on to an international career as a fashion model before pursuing professional writing. Her novels have been short-listed for both the Davitt and the Ned Kelly crime-writing awards, hit No. 1 on numerous bestseller lists, and made her Australia's No. 1 selling crime writer several years running. Her in-depth research has seen her earn her private investigator credentials (Cert III) from the Australian Security Academy, tour the FBI Academy in Quantico, spend time in squad cars, morgues, prisons, the Hare Psychopathy Lab, the Supreme Court and criminology conferences, take polygraph tests, shoot weapons, conduct surveillance, pass the Firearms Training Simulator (FATSII) with the LAPD, pull 4.2 G's doing loops over the Sydney Opera House flying with the RAAF, and acquire her CAMS race driver licence. Stopping at nothing to 'experience' the research for her crime novels, Moss was set on fire by Hollywood stunt company West EFX and choked unconscious by Ultimate Fighter 'Big' John McCarthy.Moss has been an ambassador for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 2000, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007, a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and UNICEF Patron for Breastfeeding for the Baby Friendly Heath Initiative (BFHI) since 2011, advocating for better support for breastfeeding mums in hospitals, the workforce and general community. She is a dual Australian/Canadian citizen.

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Life is Too Short to Live the Same Day Twice: Q&A with Dead Man Switch Author, Tara Moss

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29 October 2019

Life is Too Short to Live the Same Day Twice: Q&A with Dead Man Switch Author, Tara Moss

    Humorous, Polished and with Strong Female Characters: Read an Extract From Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss

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    28 October 2019

    Humorous, Polished and with Strong Female Characters: Read an Extract From Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss

      A Brilliant Female Empowered Crime Novel: Read a Review of Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss

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      23 October 2019

      A Brilliant Female Empowered Crime Novel: Read a Review of Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss

        Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss: Your Preview Verdict

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        22 October 2019

        Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss: Your Preview Verdict

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          22 October 2019

          Preview Reviews: Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss

            Better Reading Preview: Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss

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            21 August 2019

            Better Reading Preview: Dead Man Switch by Tara Moss