Since 1999 Tara has written 9 bestselling novels, published in 18 countries and 12 languages.
Her first non-fiction book, the critically acclaimed The Fictional Woman, was published with HarperCollins 2104 and became a number one bestseller. Her writing has appeared in Australian Literary Review, The Sydney Morning Herald News Review, The Age, The Daily Telegraph, The Australian, ABC online and more. She is a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney, and has earned her private investigator credentials (Cert III) from the Australian Security Academy.
Tara Moss is an outspoken advocate for the rights of women and children. She has been an ambassador for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 2000 and has hosted their annual charity flight for over a decade. She has also been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and UNICEF Patron for Breastfeeding for the Baby Friendly Heath Initiative (BFHI) since 2011, and as of 2013 has taken on a larger role as UNICEF’s National Ambassador for Child Survival.
Her in-depth novel research has seen her tour the FBI Academy at Quantico, spend time in squad cars, morgues, prisons, the Hare Psychopathy Lab, the Supreme Court and criminology conferences, take polygraph tests, shoot weapons, conduct surveillance, pass the Firearms Training Simulator (FATSII) with the LAPD, pull 4.2 G’s doing loops over the Sydney Opera House flying with the RAAF, and acquire her CAMS race driver licence.
Tara hosted the true crime documentary series Tough Nuts – Australia’s Hardest Criminals on the Crime & Investigation Network, ‘ara Moss Investigates on the National Geographic Channel and the author interview show Tara in Conversation on 13th Street Universal.
In 2014 she was recognised for Outstanding Advocacy for her blog Manus Island: An insider’s report, which helped to break information to the public about the events surrounding the alleged murder of Reza Barati inside the Australian-run Manus Island Immigration Detention Centre.
Moss is a dual Australian/Canadian citizen.
* The Tara Moss Story
* The Archetypal Woman -from Snow White to Wonder Woman. How they influence women today
* The True Cost of Gender bias. How it affects our thinking, experiences and life
“Not only does Tara Moss look like a total goddess, but she’s smart, funny and she writes."
“With her stunning blonde looks, sparkling wit and writing savvy, she is the perfect host..."
Melbourne Fashion Festival 2003
"...Hosted by stunning International model and best selling author, Tara Moss...proved why she is so popular both here and overseas with her professionalism, humour and excellent hosting skills."
The Melbourne Racing Club
"The witty and wonderful international model and author Tara Moss compered..."
The Sunday Age
"THE oh-so laid-back model-turned-author Tara Moss impressed everybody with her hosting performance for the Chadstone Fashion Stakes. She was easy-going and a breeze to deal with..."
The Eye, Herald Sun
"[Tara,] Your skills as a speaker are outstanding, and the message you gave was one that should be heard by school students across the state."
The Eating Disorders Foundation
"We’ve already had some fantastic feedback, and, not surprisingly, much of it centred on our excellent choice of MC for the evening. We’re particularly amazed at how well [Tara Moss] was able to step into the role with short notice, and the way she interacted so easily with the guests, it really made a big difference to achieving the vibe we were seeking."
PR and Marketing, Australian Retailers Association
"Brilliant job! [The client] and myself were so impressed with you, and the way in which you handled the evening and the audience..."
"You have been a delight to work with...You not only possess talent and beauty but show humility, have humour and patience and an electric presence that is admired by all whom you meet."
Ecco Productions Pty Ltd
"Invaluable contribution as compere...poise, professionalism and expertise..."
Heart Research Institute
"Your talk was great...everyone was inspired by your story of dedication and enthusiasm for life."
iFocus Pty Limited
"I have had terrific feedback from the ladies who attended the Stradbroke Ladies Lunch - your personal style, stories and delivery of your speech made for a very successful and humorous lunch."
Public Relations Hilton Hotel, Brisbane
"[Our launches] went extremely well and a great big thanks again to you for being such an important part of that success. You were certainly a BIG HIT! "
Iomega Australia/New Zealand
"Tara is a polished presenter with so much to offer in the area of corporate communication. "
USQ Corporate Club, Australia
"Stunning model and author Tara Moss proved the consummate compere..."
"Thank you again for MC'ing the night for us. I have had a great deal of feedback from people who attended the night... all commented on how well you spoke and conducted the evening."