Friday, December 07, 2007

TGIF Mango Tree Cafe Author Taryn Simpson

TGI Friday, December 7, 2007 and I have uploaded a new show to my podcast. Taryn Simpson joins Barbara Milbourn today on Writers in the Sky Podcast

Taryn Simpson is a freelance author, Pulitzer nominee, ghostwriter, screenwriter, playwright, blogger and columnist. Taryn's background not only includes writing, but she also enjoyed success as a classically trained musician. She also performed with the Beaumont and Lake Charles Symphony Orchestras where featured artists included Doc Severinson and other musical luminaries. She was accepted to the University of Texas at Arlington's college level percussion camp when she was 12 years old and auditioned at the famed Juilliard School in New York City at the age of 17. She holds a Bachelor of Music in percussion and counts her musical background as an important stepping stone to her successful writing career. Although she loves music, she discovered that writing was her true passion.

Click here to listen to Taryn's interview...

Today, Ms. Simpson has just completed her latest literary effort with her co-writer, Alan Solomon. It is a fiction novel titled “The Mango Tree CafĂ©, Loi Kroh Road,” which is garnering rave reviews from readers all over the world. The book was shown at the Beijing, China International Book Fair and is competing for a Pulitzer Prize in the Best Fiction category as well as the best fictional novel hosted by

Simpson has written/ghostwritten 2 screenplays, 9 books and is about to have her fictional thriller, "Glittering Secrets" converted to an independent film with Fast Track Productions. Her other screenplay, "Conversations with Pearl" garnered attention from the Project Greenlight critics and was featured at the Southern Festival of Books in 2002.

See Taryn's online presskit:

The book is available on most retail sites including Barnes and Noble and


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Each show has multiple parts which last about 15-20 minutes each. The short-length classes are a great way to learn about the craft and business of writing while driving to work or sweating at the gym!

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Next Friday I will upload my 2-part interview with Pete Billac.

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