Monday, July 24, 2006

Even better news...

So who has been on fire at work these past couple of weeks?

Yes. That would be me again. So the October issue of Reader's Digest will have not one, not two, but THREE pieces from me.

Oh, am I lucky.

Be sure to check it out.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Great news!

So who is going to be published in the October issue of Reader's Digest?

Yes. That would be me. Not just one, but TWO pieces.

Be sure to pick up a copy, on newsstands in September.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


This new blog will be all about the art of the self-promotion.

So this is me. If I'm going to try to sell myself to the vast world of mass media, I need to have an image. A brand, if you will. So what, you ask, is the "Tara" brand?

To be honest, I'm not totally sure yet. But I'm only 20. I have time. What I do know is that I got into this business because I have always believed that words could change things. I always believed that a single voice, a single article, a single issue of a magazine had the power to change someone's life. I wanted to be that change, to be the person who put the words in your hands or before you eyes on the computer screen.

I admit, it sounds very noble (although cliche) of me.

But that's not all of me. I'm motivated beyond belief, always thinking of new ways to get ahead and stay there. Ask any of my friends who was voted "Most Likely To Succeed" in high school and they'll tell you. Wait...actually that wasn't me.

But the "Tara" brand is one of intense passion, ambition and talent. This blog will highlight the ups and downs of my young career and I hope you'll enjoy the ride.

As of right now, I am the Associate Editor of, the premier website for mothers of color. And seeing as how I will soon be a "mother of color," the timing couldn't be more appropriate.

The site is still a baby, with many of its best years ahead of it. We need to get the word out about the site. If you're reading this and you are a black mother, go over to and check it out. If you know a black woman who is expecting, tell her to go over to and check out out pregnancy and birth channel, full of information she'll need to get the most out of the next 40 weeks.

But whatever you do, make sure you support me by going to and giving it a look. Email me at with any suggestions about the site.


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

This is my new blog where I'll be posting my articles regularly and essays that should be published but aren't. Occasionally, I'll discuss what's going on in my life, because I have so many thoughts going through my head. But what you should expect is a new level of professionalism.

Thanks for reading.