TARA SHIROFF is an author of humorous fiction picture books from Henderson, a suburb of the exciting city of Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from the University of San Diego before attending law school at the William S. Boyd School of Law at UNLV. After law school, Tara worked as a civil litigator, a legal consultant for network television shows (like CSI, Bones, Lucifer and Drop Dead Diva) and a substitute teacher.
Tara writes funny books that appeal to both children and adults. She loves spending time with children and definitely LOVES to read! She has an infectious, joyful love of books! Her favorite picture books make her laugh and usually have a surprise ending. Tara’s best childhood memories involve traveling to faraway destinations through literature.
She loves to read many genres and is an active member of the Nevada Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). If you want to become an author, Tara recommends joining your local SCBWI and finding a critique group.
In her free time, Tara is obsessed with reading, organizing, Target, trivia, coffee, tacos, international travel, indoor cycling, tennis, softball, whitewater rafting and scuba diving.
She feels lucky to have an extremely supportive husband that appreciates her silliness. She first met her husband in elementary school (really!) and they have a super awesome son in elementary school. Tara often volunteers at her son’s school and would bet her son thinks she is a ‘cool mom.’ Sometimes.
Children's Book Writers
Honorable Mention, Vivian Kirkfield's 50 Precious Words Contest (2022)
Storystorm Participant (2022)
Two-time, top-four Twitter pitch contest winner (2021)
Jennifer Herrington at Harvey Klinger Literary Agency (harveyklinger.com) is Tara's amazing agent!
Please contact Tara using the Reach Out section of this site below.
Mo Willems, Dev Petty, Ame Dyckman, Elise Parsley, Sarah Courtauld, B.J. Novak, Tammi Sauer, Cate Berry, Andrew Cangelose, Doug Cenko, Aaron Reynolds, James Marshall, Tara Lazar, William Steig, LIz Garton Scanlon, Audrey Vernick, Anna Lazowski, Andy Lee, Ashley Spires, Laurie Keller, Ross Burach and Mike Boldt are all exceptional authors!