TARA C. ALLRED
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I had lots of imaginary friends when I was five years old, and I guess you could say some of those friends never left me. In fact along the way, I picked up some more imaginary friends who have had lots to say.
I love watching stories unfold. And some of those stories seem worth sharing with you.
So, I have written a few books. And have several more in the works.
Meanwhile, some of my books have won some awards. And even more importantly, my books have made friends with some wonderful and supportive readers. I absolutely love it when a reader connects with one of my stories.
You can read more here.
"Well-crafted romantic fiction about complicated relationships and loves lost and found...Allred has written an interesting, heart-warming read, replete with a nice ending.”
"Allred tells this remarkable story from multiple perspectives . . . The Other Side of Quiet is a powerful story about murder and secrets in a small Utah town "
- Deseret News, Book Review
The Other Side of Quiet
Mrs. Childs's creative writing students are expected to keep personal journals for self-expression.
But when clues from a murder investigation cause police authorities to confiscate the students’ journals, writing intended to be private is no longer. Words meant to liberate now condemn. And an innocent writing project, meant to empower students, as well as rescue Mrs. Childs from her own personal tragedy, now open deep conflicts within the class.
Whitney Award General Fiction
Kindle Book Award
"Allred shows excellent insight into the psychological interactions of her characters in this gripping mystery of greed and redemption."
- ForeWord Clarion Reviews
Un Authored Letters
Dr. John Sanders has given Rebecca Brownell a new chance at life. After an isolated childhood, an abused adolescence, and an institutionalized existence, Rebecca is finally free to conquer her demons and build a promising life.
However, just as it appears Rebecca has achieved her dreams, eerily personal letters begin arriving in the mail. Letters sent from an unidentified source who knows far more about her past than anyone should. Letters which question and threaten Rebecca's sanity.
Un Authored Letters is the inspiring tale of a woman's troubled past, a man's quest to protect her, and their fight against a mysterious foe. It's a story of trust strained by illness, love tried by lies, and promises terrorized by illusive danger.
Howey Award: Best Adult Fiction
Best Adult Author
Winner of The Blot Writing Contest
Dr. John Sanders is about to begin his career as a clinical psychologist.
Full of optimism, he believes he can make a difference and is eager to provide hope to a group the world has deemed hopeless. Yet in John's quest to offer those in his care a second chance, he embarks on his own journey of self-discovery.
In his search, clear answers become scrambled confusion and the unimaginable truth is trapped in a complex web.
"Richly rendered , commanding stimulus, story line twists, snappy exchanges, hair raising excitement and satisfyingly puzzling uncertainty pack the pages of author Allred’s initial work with mesmerizing reader appeal."
Short Story Anthology
Cuddle up with four sweet Christmas romances!
Are you ready to fall in love? Take the chill out of winter with four new multi-genre romances from
best-selling and award-winning authors
Tara C. Allred, Stacy Lynn Carroll, Ali M. Cross, and Stephanie Connelley Worlton.
From heart-warming traditions to heart-pounding suspense, this cozy collection of toe-tingling
first kisses set in Utah’s North Pole (aka Bear Lake)
will leave you feeling cheerful and bright.
I work with other writers to help them achieve their literary goals.
"I had my storyline all planned out, but I just couldn't seem to translate it to paper. Tara patiently listened to my entire storyline and wisely pointed out that I should reconsider how I handled my character point of view. Once I implemented her advice, the story just seemed to write itself!" —Marnia Law
"After experiencing a rather cold and institutionalized approach to the editing of my book, Opportunity Knocked, from a professional company, I approached Tara Allred. She brings to my book passion and caring as though it were her own. She Is insightful, perceptive of the story that I wish to give and has gone the extra mile. I would highly recommend Tara as she is also an author and can empathize with someone like myself who often tends to stray from the story line and who finds struggles common." —Clyde Seely
"Ms. Allred's simplistic strategies and concise instructions assisted in my submission to an anthology project that became an Amazon best seller last year. She provides all the requisite tools for crafting your story and pairs them with innovative exercises to maximize the writing process. If you're committed to writing and telling an authentic story, Ms. Allred is the ideal coach for you." —Talisha Shine
"Tara is an incredibly talented, knowledgeable and expert novelist. A natural teacher and someone I look up to as a mentor. Working with her has been as comfortable as talking with a trusted friend. She has helped me to realize my potential and encouraged me to move forward with my writing, even when it seemed impossible. " —Vanessa Jane Moody