PITCH WARS BIO

Hi!

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My name is Tara Creel and I am so excited to be participating in Pitch Wars this August!

I am a proud mom of four boys

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and am madly in love with my husband of ten years.

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And, of course, I write.

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Yes, I look like that when I write, I have to be productive during my daily writing time because, Four Boys.

I work as an editor for Month9Books, Tantrum Books and am in my happy place editing middle grade novels. I also review books for the Deseret News and write articles for KSL.com. I graduated with a degree in Journalism and taught two years of high school English and Journalism before I decided to stay home with my babies.

I live in Southern California, but in the desert. Luckily, we live close to the beaches and the theme parks and get mini vacations whenever we need them.

When I’m not playing with my boys or dating my husband, I really like to read, watch TV and movies, make crafts out of book pages, and practice my Chopped and Master Chef skills.

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Top 10 YA/MG books I’ve read (that I recommend when anyone needs a good read):
1. WONDER, RJ Palacio
2. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES, Jennifer Niven
3. A SNICKER OF MAGIC, Natalie Lloyd
4. THE RAVEN CYCLE series, by Maggie Steifvater
5. KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES series, Shannon Messenger
6. BEFORE I FALL, Lauren Oliver
7. FAVLEHAVEN series, Brandon Mull
8. THE BOOK THIEF, Markus Zusak
9. OPHELIA AND THE MARVELOUS BOY, Karen Foxlee
10. COUNTING BY 7’s, Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Movies/TV that I can watch again and again:

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Pride and Prejudice, Dan in Real Life, Elizabethtown, Gilmore Girls, The Office, Friends

Tangled, Meet the Robinsons, Beauty and the Beast, Maleficent

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Ten things about My Pitch Wars Entry: Middle Grade Magical Realism

  1. Takes place at Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA
  2. Main character is 13-year-old girl
  3. Who is meeting her Gramps for the first time
  4. And learning more about a few family secrets
  5. There’s a treasure hunt involved with crazy clues
  6. And fun info on historical artifacts
  7. And lots of sneaking around
  8. And high fives from cute boys
  9. And horse riding
  10. And a lot of WHODUNIT and GOTCHA along the way

 

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Now that you’ve gotten to know me a bit, I hope we can be friends.

I know I’ve been watching the mentors closely

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And think it’d be an amazing experience to work with you

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I’m hoping by the end of this, there’ll be lots of happy dancing

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Now hop on over to the rest of the #pimpmybio pages and let’s make friends!