Tanya Coats Konerman is a children’s writer, with a focus on picture books and middle grade nonfiction. She is also a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader, with local, regional, and national clients. Tanya has over 30 years of writing experience, including more than 15 years of experience in advertising copywriting and public relations. In addition, she has a B.A. in Journalism and Psychology (with a focus on childhood development).
Tanya’s work has been published in At-Home Mother, Parents, Career Woman, and Employment News, as well as several technical magazines. She has written frequently for several Bloomington, Indiana publications, including Bloomington Business Network and the Herald-Times. Her writing can also be found online at Livestrong, TheBump, e-How, and GlobalPost Parenting.
Tanya is an active member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators), serving as the Indiana chapter’s Newsletter Coordinator and volunteering at many events. She is also involved in The Writers Guild at Bloomington, Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington, AGPI (Association for Games & Puzzles International), Friends of the Library (Monroe County), 12×12 Challenge Gold Level, and the Monroe/Brown IN SCBWI Critique Group.
Tanya lives in the beautiful woods of Bloomington, Indiana with her husband, daughters, senior Goldendoodle, and three outdoor cats who are lobbying hard to move indoors before their next birthday.