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About Taryn Bashford

Taryn is the author of two young adult novels, The Harper Effect and The Astrid Notes. She speaks at literary conferences and regularly works as an Author-in-Residence conducting writing workshops within high schools. In addition, she is a writing mentor for unpublished writers with Queensland Writers Centre and the instigator of the new Friends of Libraries Book Feasts – a community event for booklovers.

 

Taryn is currently a sessional tutor and PhD student in Creative Writing at the University of Queensland. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves to play the piano, train for triathlons, and travel to unusual places.

 
The Harper Effect, by Taryn Bashford (USA edition)

The Harper Effect

USA Edition

The story of a girl who learns to win from a boy who has lost everything... Harper Hunter doesn't know how it came to this. Her tennis dreams are collapsing; her coach says she doesn't have what it takes to make it in the world of professional tennis. Her new doubles partner is moody, mysterious and…

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The Harper Effect, by Taryn Bashford

The Harper Effect

ANZ Edition

The story of a girl who learns to win from a boy who has lost everything... Harper Hunter doesn't know how it came to this. Her tennis dreams are collapsing; her coach says she doesn't have what it takes to make it in the world of professional tennis. Her new doubles partner is moody, mysterious and…

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The Astrid Notes, by Taryn Bashford

The Astrid Notes

Astrid Bell. Dutiful daughter. Classical singer. Secret pop songwriter. And suffering from stage fright.

Jacob Skalicky. Trust Fund Kid. Indie singer. Immensely gifted performer. And refusing to sing again.

Are they polar opposites?

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Past Events

A snippet of some of the Workshops, Events and Talks Taryn has completed

Story Book

June-October 2021

Author in Residence at multiple schools incl. Kelvin Grove State College & Brisbane Montessori

Story Book

May 2021

Brisbane Writers Festival with authors David Burton and Richard Yaxley

Story Book

May 2021

Book Launch for author Kate Foster at Avid Reader Bookshop