About Tanya M. Cooper
Tanya M. Cooper is a published author of her most recent non-fiction work, entitled, L.O.V.E. Live a Life Of Vibrant Energy (Change Your Story – Change Your Life) and two novels, The Matriarch of La Bonita and The Wayward Daughters. Tanya has a Bachelor of Honours degree in English and History and her Bachelor of Education. She taught in Colombia, South America for three years and the last ten within Canada.
Tanya trained with the Gestalt Institute of Toronto for four years to be a Psycho-therapist and has offered many workshops on subjects such as self-esteem, eating disorders, healing, neuropsychology and re-training the mind. Tanya has written and spoken for her own radio program called, On Second Thought and has facilitated her own writers’ group. Tanya provides workshops and individualized coaching on how to develop self-esteem, success and ultimately the life that we desire. Tanya’s intention is to help people write a new story for their life and begin Living a Life Of Vibrant Energy. She currently resides in Toronto, Canada.
Her passions are travelling, teaching, writing and speaking regarding social justice. She hopes to educate and inspire others to speak out about injustice and also to inspire young adults to pursue their education and ultimately, their dreams.
About Tanya’s Books:
What begins as a journey dedicated to research becomes an adventure deep into the heart of the vast Andes mountains, where Faith is both mentally and physically challenged beyond her imagination. She survives being kidnapped, has to change her identity, fights amongst the strongest political guerilla band in Colombian history, only to face her biggest challenge: facing the truth about herself.
In a country that offers little grace, The Matriarch of La Bonita is a story of three generations of women, all struggling to find contentment, amidst a family and a land that are divided against themselves.
the wayward daughters – Synopsis
The wayward daughters is a story of a small town fisherman whose wife mysteriously disappears in 1967 leaving him to raise five daughters on his own. The girls are soon taken and raised by Parson Blackstock and his wife and Earnest Wayward never sees them again.
Forty years later, when Charlotte Hope, a 32-year-old journalist researches the commercial fishing industry in Prince Edward County, she stumbles upon the story of the Wayward family and becomes hooked on discovering the truth of what happened to them.
While her journey takes her across North America and Europe, she becomes obsessed with reconciling the girls with their father before he dies. In her quest, Charlotte unlocks secrets from the past that are perhaps better left buried, like old wrecks at the bottom of the sea.