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Tanya Ross

Tanya Ross is an avid reader, writer, and lover of dogs. She has a heart for kids and for the underdogs of the world.

Is Happiness a Choice?

For anyone who loves Science Fiction and Dystopian themes! Can you control your own happiness? What would happen if someone else demanded it? This connects to my novel, Rising Up.

Tanya Ross

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Tanya Ross was born and raised in San Diego County, her “happy place.” Although Southern California is a particular kind of paradise, she desires a world where everyone is kind, compassionate, and upbeat, which became one of the themes of her novel, Rising Up. She is currently working on the sequel, which will be the second book in the trilogy, set to be released this winter. Her first winning short story is “The Rescue,” set for December publication in the Scarlet Leaf Review. For thirty-two years she was an educator of English, history, AVID, and student leadership. She loves teaching and kids, her students a daily inspiration. Her exit from the educational arena allowed her to indulge her hopes, dreams, and goals in what she taught for so many years--writing. Her first novel is the beginning of her lifelong dream to write meaningful novels for young adults. When she’s not creating new worlds, you can find her reading, spending time with her husband and two kids, or walking her golden retriever, Honey. Discover more on her website:

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