Tanya J. Ross Mrs.

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 new novel, "Rising Up." 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. This first novel begins her lifelong dream of writing 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.  


Rising Up
Children / Teens
Amazon KDP
June 2019
ISBN 9781733953900
260 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

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