Tara Laskowski's debut suspense novel One Night Gone won the Agatha Award, Macavity Award, and the Anthony Award, and was a finalist for the Lefty, the Simon and Schuster Mary Higgins Clark, the Strand Critics, and the Library of Virginia literary awards. Her second novel, The Mother Next Door, was a finalist for the Anthony Award and the Library of Virginia's People's Choice Award.
Tara has also written two short story collections, Modern Manners for Your Inner Demons and Bystanders. Her Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine story, "The Case of the Vanishing Professor," won the 2019 Agatha Award and her Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine story, "The Long-Term Tenant," won the 2020 Thriller Award. She was the winner of the 2010 Santa Fe Writer Project's Literary Awards Prize, was the longtime editor of the popular online flash fiction journal SmokeLong Quarterly, and is a member of International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime, where she serves on the board of her local chapter.
Tara earned a B.A. in English with a minor in writing from Susquehanna University and an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University. She grew up in Pennsylvania and lives in Virginia. Visit her website at www.TaraLaskowski.com.
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