Tanya Anderson is an award-winning children’s book writer and editor. Her lifelong love of books and words have given her the passion to create books for young readers who are not the usual eager readers. She cares about the reluctant reader, the one who wants something different, the one who looks at most books and thinks, “Borrring!”

As the editorial director at Darby Creek Publishing, she led a team of writers, illustrators, editors, and printers who made books that made reluctant readers’ eyes grow wide and minds open to the wonders inside those books. Books (that are still in print!!!) like:

Tales of the Cryptids by Kelly Milner Halls, Rick Spears, and Roxyanne Young
Punished! by David Lubar
Venom by Marilyn Singer

As an author, Tanya finds stories that few people have heard. Both of her recent history titles won awards and received terrific reviews. Check them out on her Books page



For the young graphic novel reader, check out her retelling of the Native American myth about the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls.

Welcome to Tanya’s website. Feel free to check in any time—or drop her a note using the Contact Me form.