Freelance Writer and Blogger
Tara Lynne Groth is a freelance writer based in North Carolina. She is a former marketing manager and public relations director. After a successful year moonlighting as a freelancer, she resigned from salaried life in 2010 and has been running her writing business ever since.
Tara Lynne writes search engine-optimized copy for the web, also referred to as SEO content. She is quick to explain the latest online search algorithm changes to clients and is a requested speaker at writers conferences. In 2013, Tara Lynne presented top blogging practices at the Times Square headquarters of the American Society of Journalists & Authors.
For over a decade her freelance magazine articles have surfaced in dozens of markets, including AirTran Airways’ GO Magazine, Blue Ridge Outdoors and Draft. She particularly enjoys agro-journalism, reporting on vertical gardening practices or how backyard chicken farmers can alter their chickens' diets to produce healthier eggs.
She donates time and resources to festivals like Raleigh's poetrySPARK and Asheville's Wordfest. In 2012, she donated a week of her time re-building frost-heaved boardwalks alongside the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through a volunteer vacation with the American Hiking Society in Maine. She donates to multiple charities annually and has volunteered more than 2,000 hours cumulatively.
Tara Lynne instructs writing classes in North Carolina through two groups she founded: Triangle Writers and Asheville Writers. She is also co-organizer of Living Poetry, the largest poetry group in Raleigh. Tara Lynne published three poetry books and the first (and only) guidebook to the Bonnaroo Music Festival. She is currently seeking representation for her short story collection.
Tara Lynne enjoys staying a step ahead. She left high school a year early and was 19 when she received her bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University. Tara Lynne has written over 2,000 pages of web content and more than 150 articles. She has never missed a deadline.
The American Society of Journalists & Authors is an invitation-only network of approximately 1,000 independent working writers. It is a professional achievement to become a member of ASJA and Tara Lynne is proud to be one of only 20 other writers in North Carolina with membership.
She is currently or has been a member of The Authors Guild, Freelancers Union, Atlanta Writers Club, North Carolina Poetry Society, North Carolina Writers' Network.