My name is… Tara Lazar. Not Tara Laserbeam, but that would be pretty awesome if it were.
I am a… weird person. At least that’s what my kids say.
As a kid, I was… a budding inventor, a neighborhood entrepreneur, a creative writer, a voracious reader, weird and odd, loud and annoying, a fiercely loyal friend.
Writing is… the best way to be me.
Reading is… as necessary as cheese. (I cannot live without either.)
Books are… my favorite friend.
Did you know… I used to be a competitive figure skater? I got married in Hawaii? I have two daughters and a hamster? I have Multiple Sclerosis? I choose cheese over chocolate? I despise coffee? I live in New Jersey? I make the best meatballs in the world? I have a five-foot stuffed purple orangutan named Norman who lives on my stairway?
You can find me… somewhere in my imagination.
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When Tara isn’t somewhere in her imagination, you can find her online at taralazar.com and on Twitter at @taralazar. Below are her books — first the covers of those that have been published, then the titles of four more that are coming soon.
28 thoughts on “Get to Know… Tara Lazar!”
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Thanks to Jarrett Lerner for asking me to kick off his new feature. (And I am happy to talk cheese on Twitter.)
Enjoyed this fun profile of the amazing and ever-entertaining Tara Lazar!
Tara is so awesome, I never tire kf reading about her! ❤️
Go Tara. Thanks for all that you do for the PB community
Love Tara! Love her picture books!
You are an inspiration!
You are an inspiration!
Tara is amazing! As kind as she is talented.
Wonderful insights – now I know why I don’t see you hanging by the coffee urns at conferences, Tara! Thanks for all you do to support Kidlit!
Fun answers! Nice to get to know you better – love your books!
Fun answers and love your books! Such imagination!! 🙂 Thanks, Tara, for everything!
This interview has it all – cheese, meatballs, and an orangutan. I mean, that covers it. Done and done. Love it!
Short, sweet and insightful. Love Tara’s books but I can’t comprehend not liking coffee. Still, she’s a great writer.
Wow! Fun interview! Thanks! 😁
She is so funny, I just adore this interview, Thank you Jarret for making it!! 😀
Thank you for reading it!!!
Love this new feature, Jarrett. And I loved learning more about Tara! You are both awesome #kidlit folks.
Love this new feature, Jarrett. And I loved learning more about Tara! You are both awesome #kidlit folks
Thank you for checking it out, Carol!!! I’m glad you like it! And who doesn’t love Tara?!
Fun stuff! 🙂
To know Tara is to love her! Always helpful, kind and inspiring. Thanks for all you do, Tara!
It’s so fun to learn fun tidbits about favorite authors 🙂
Fantastic, fun to read interview!!! Tara is one of my most favorite authors!!! Cheers!!! 🙂
You had me at cheese but I would ask that you reconsider on chocolate and coffee. These are the three Cs that make life worth living. Thanks for always giving us a great boost of inspiration and creativity (another important C).
Your family is lucky to have such a fun mom/wife. Congratulations on your new books!