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Short Bio - SEO
Tara Lynne Groth writes SEO content, develops blogs and provides content marketing for site owners. Before running her writing business she was a marketing manager and public relations director. She speaks at conferences and teaches classes on best blogging practices and search engine optimization.
Short Bio - Journalist
Tara Lynne Groth's articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers for more than a decade. She's the author of Magazine Queries That Worked: Build Income and Authority With Freelance Journalism. She has written for trade and consumer publications including GRIT, Produce Business, Blue Ridge Country, Durham News and more.
Short Bio - Author
Tara Lynne Groth writes short fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in multiple journals and one of her poems was selected to inspire two community art sculptures in 2014. She received honorable mention in fiction in the 2015 Carolina Woman Writing Contest and was a semifinalist for the 2015 and 2016 James Applewhite Poetry Prize. She is an alumna of the Southampton Writers Conference.
How to Pronounce: Tara Lynne Groth rhymes with Marilyn Moth.
Tara Lynne Groth is a writer in North Carolina. She creates custom content for website owners, pens features for magazines, and leads creative writing groups. She has been writing full-time since 2010.
Tara Lynne grew up on Long Island, New York. Academically, Tara Lynne left high school a year early to participate in a program at Johnson & Wales University's Providence, Rhode Island campus called EEP. The Early Enrollment Program allows high school seniors to live on campus and start college while simultaneously satisfying course credits for high school. She studied advertising and marketing communications and minored in career writing and literature during her first year of college. She also maxed out her course load and completed both her freshman and sophomore years during one academic year before graduating high school. Then she transferred to Stony Brook University. She maxed out her course load again and was 19 when she received her bachelor's degree in cinema and cultural studies.
Professionally, Tara Lynne began editing contracts as a teenager through her high school job at a hardwood flooring and Sheetrock supply company on Long Island. Later on she began designing and writing advertising copy as a public relations director for a real estate firm where she also held her real estate license and was a registered loan officer and notary public. With an eye for a gentler climate and affordable living, she relocated from Long Island to North Carolina in 2007 and worked as a marketing manager for a Triangle-area real estate company. She wrote newsletters and property marketing copy at work, and started moonlighting as a freelancer in 2009. After reaching multiple financial goals through freelance writing, Tara Lynne resigned from real estate marketing in 2010.
Personally, she finds the most fulfillment and joy writing short fiction and poetry. She received a scholarship in fiction in 2009 to attend the Southampton Writers Conference, received honorable mention in fiction in the 2015 Carolina Woman Writing Contest. She has written one unpublished collection of interconnected short stories and is currently writing another linked collection. Her first collection follows a cursed Long Island family as they face multiple deaths and the search for an inheritance, and her next collection is inspired by her family history research.
Outside of writing, Tara Lynne loves spending time with her non-writer husband, tending to their chickens, and walking the trails she built on their 5-acre plot in Chatham County, North Carolina. She is a foodie and loves barre fitness.
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Fun Facts. Tara Lynne is a:
- Licensed motorcycle rider. Ask her what she rides.
- Third generation backyard chicken farmer.
- North Carolina State Certified Beekeeper.
Sample of Past Media Appearances and Speaking Engagements:
95.5FM Writers Words Radio (October 2016)
Author Marketing Starts Before Your Book - Wake County Public Libraries (July 2016)
Freelancing for Digital and Print - Blue Ridge Writers Conference (April 2016)
Make Your Living Writing - Triangle Sisters in Crime Workshop (March 2016)
Chatham Middle School - Career Day Speaker (March 2016)
Freelancing and SEO - Guest Speaker at Wake-Up Wednesday (February 2016)
Get Published Now - Speaker at Rolesville Young Writers Conference (October 2015)
Poetry Writing - Wake County Libraries (October 2015)
Mills Park Middle School - Visiting Poet (December 2014)
Writing Words that Word - Guest Speaker at Raleigh Public Relations Society Luncheon (March 2014)
Best Blogging Practices - Guest Speaker at ASJA headquarters in Times Square (October 2013)
Salisbury Post (June 2013)
Pulse (May 2011)
Blue Ridge Outdoors (May 2011)
Murfreesboro Post (January 2011)
Skype Interview on FOX17 (January 2011)
Cary News - Interview (December 2010)
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Her latest book, a guide for freelance journalists, released in June 2017.