Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Bestselling crime author, The Blood Countess (2010)
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Tara Moss (born 2 October 1973) is a Canadian-Australian author, television presenter, journalist and former model. Her novels have been published in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Canada, Japan, Russia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, the Czech Republic and Brazil.
Moss has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and the UNICEF Australia Patron for Breastfeeding for the Baby Friendly Health Initiative since 2011, advocating better support for breastfeeding mothers in hospitals, the workforce and the general community. In 2013 she took on the role of UNICEF Australia's National Ambassador for Child Survival. In 2012, Moss was listed as one of the top 20 most influential women in Australia, and she was listed as one of Australia's most inspiring women by Women's Health magazine in 2013.
Born to parents of Dutch descent – her grandparents had escaped from Nazi-occupied Holland – in Victoria, British Columbia, Moss took up residence in Australia in 1996 and currently lives in New South Wales. She holds Canadian and Australian citizenship.
She has been licensed as a private investigator and race car driver (CAMS), and holds a motorcycle licence and wildlife/snake-handling licence. Along with her UNICEF promotional roles Moss has been an ambassador for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 2000. She has won the Scarlet Stiletto Young Writers Award and has been shortlisted several times for the Ned Kelly Awards and the Davitt Award. She has been allocated a bronze star on the Australian Walk of Fame and was the first person inducted for services to literature.
Moss's mother Janni died of multiple myeloma in 1990 at age 43. She was one of the first 100 patients in the world to be treated for the cancer with a bone marrow transplant. The main character in Moss's crime series, Mak Vanderwall, lost her mother to the same form of cancer.
Moss is married to Australian poet and philosopher Dr Berndt Sellheim, grandson of German-Australian artist Gert Sellheim. Moss gave birth to a daughter, Sapphira, on 22 February 2011.
Hugh Jackman, Barry Humphries, Jacinta Tynan
Camus (Dog) , Gomez (Reptile - 7ft Diamond Python), Thing (Reptile - Black-headed Python)
Hit  (HarperCollins Publishers, Australia), Covet  (HarperCollins Publishers, Australia), Split  (HarperCollins Publishers, Australia), Fetish  (HarperCollins Publishers, Australia), Killing Me Softly (Random House Publishers, Germany)
Tara Moss (born 2 October 1973) is a Canadian-Australian author, television presenter, journalist, former model and UNICEF national ambassador for child survival.
Television Presenter, Journalist And Former Model
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Tara Moss is married to Dr. Berndt Sellheim, they have been married for 6 years (since 4th December, 2009).
She was married to Mark Pennell from 2004 to 2006.
She also dated Brett Lee in 2001.
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