Author: Tara Tolly

Tara Tolly, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Tara Tolly, author | In the Spotlight Interview

Today I’m excited to have author Tara Tolly in the spotlight at Second Run Reviews. I met Tara just under a year ago at ICON 39. We bonded immediately when I handed her my business card with the reading suggestion of Outlander. It turns out that we share mutual affection for on James Alexander Malcolm Mackenzie Fraser. So without further ado, here’s fellow “sassenach”, Tara Tolly.   In the Spotlight Tara Tolly Welcome to Second Run Reviews, Tara! Thank you for being In the Spotlight. I appreciate you stopping by and answering a few questions. So let’s get things startedIn a tweet (140 characters or less), tell us a bit about yourself.    I am a wife, mother, teacher and lover of the written word.     A teacher! So you are just getting back into the swing of things for the new school year. Good luck! So how do you do it? A full-time teacher, a mom and a wife—how do you balance everything and still find time to write? What’s your secret? Are you Wonder Woman? I am one of those uber efficient people who uses every little available moment. I hate to be idle so I tend to […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 28, 2015
Book Review 60: First Sun by Tara Tolly

Book Review 60: First Sun by Tara Tolly

As of the morning of January 5th, First Sun is just $1.99 on Amazon.com!    First Sun is Tara Tolly’s debut novel and it is impressive. It is a young adult romance novel with a side of science fiction. For those readers who enjoy stories about falling in love and the sacrifices that go along with finding true love, First Sun is definitely a novel the deserves your attention. I identified with Eden as she was trying to find her way in a new school, a new larger city and then falling for the “wrong” boy. Most readers have probably experienced something similar to Eden and everything that Tolly describes felt spot on and real. My favorite thing about Eden was her love of history. As Eden starts to explore D.C. with Andrew, I could feel her excitement roll off the pages. I’ve been in Eden’s shoes in many cities. Seeing the things only explored in books and television documentaries come to life and become real is such a rush. I was able to relive that magic through Eden. For readers looking for harder science fiction, First Sun will not deliver. The event that drives Eden and Andrew’s relationship is […]

6 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on January 5, 2015