Tanya is a prolific freelance writer of essays, short fiction and non-fiction, children's books and novels. Her articles and essays have appeared in “Vermont Magazine”, “The Canine Chronicle”, “Dog and Kennel”, "Rural Heritage", "Vermont's Northland Journal" and "Northern Woodlands" among other magazines, and her creative nonfiction stories appear in anthology series' such as "A Cup of Comfort" and "Chicken Soup for the Soul". Three of her children’s books have been published with Radiant Hen Publishing; the stories encourage the idea of growing your own food and sustainable living. She also writes material for adults – short fiction/non-fiction, essays and novels. Her latest novels have been the work of environmental fiction, The Starling God, which was on the 2015 short list for the national Green Earth Book Award, and the co-authored novella, The Forester's Tale (both with Forestry Press). Nearly all her writing encourages positive interaction with other living things and building empathy overall.
Since her writing covers the ground for small children to adults, and since she has a long work history in education and school counseling, she offers workshops and classes connected to her writing to elementary schools, high schools and in adult learning programs and colleges. She also offers a number of workshops privately for small groups of interested adults. These may take place at a book club leader's home, a library, or in the author's home office/conference room.
Tanya has been known to barter, but fee for service is generally $50 an hour.