Tara Conklin is a writer and former lawyer whose first novel, The House Girl, was a New York Times bestseller, #1 IndieNext pick, Target book club pick and has been translated into 8 languages. Her second novel, The Last Romantics, is forthcoming in February 2019 from William Morrow/Harper Collins.
Before turning to fiction, Tara worked for an international human rights organization and at corporate law firms in London and New York. Her writing has appeared in This is the Place: Women Writing About Home, The Bristol Prize Anthology and Pangea: An Anthology of Stories from Around the Globe. Tara was born in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands and grew up in western Massachusetts. She holds a BA in history from Yale University, a JD from NYU School of Law and a Master of Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. She now lives in Seattle with her family.