Tanya grew up overseas in a part of the world that has seen a lot of conflict--the Middle East--so the pacifist in her tends to view the world in terms of what people have in common rather than what drives them apart. The stories she writes will always reflect that in some fashion. She's most interested in writing "fiction that bridges cultures." The cultures may be tribal, national, religious, political, or even social. It doesn't matter. They all need bridging.
Married and the mother of two, she recently moved to Southern Utah with her family and two cats. One of the cats makes certain she takes regular breaks from her computer.
When an American journalist sneaks into Iraq before the invasion, she gets arrested and imprisoned by the secret police. Deprived of her epilepsy medication, she learns to rely on one of her captors. The closer they become, however, the more she realizes he's somehow connected to the death of her father years earlier in a Baghdad prison. Can she trust him to get her out before the bombs fall?