Talya Pardo is a Montreal native who was labeled a bookworm at an early age. Library school seemed the natural choice for her.
After completing her MSLIS in Children's Literature, she spent 25 years working in both the private elementary school and public library sectors. In the last 2 years, she has made a delightful career shift into editing, and feels she is experiencing the best of the publishing world.
While her heart lies in reading children's literature and Young Adult fiction, her personal reading list happily includes sci-fi and fantasy, historical fiction, supernatural, self-help and spiritual reading (and okay, maybe the occasional romance).
For an embarrassingly long period of time, Tamanna had aspired to be a fashion designer. That is, until she realised two things: (1) that she would make a terrible fashion designer and (2) that her passion for reading and tendency to voice strong opinions about books could become a career.
After her dream shifted from the glamour of haute couture to editing manuscripts using Track Changes on Microsoft Word, Tamanna completed her BA in English Literature and History from the University in Toronto, where she worked on a number of undergraduate literary journals. With internships at a magazine and a reference book publisher under her belt, Tamanna began her formal foray into the publishing world at The Rights Factory.
She loves to read anything she can get her hands on and is always in search of a book that will stay with her long after she’s completed it. Though, she is partial towards literary fiction featuring diverse stories and characters, children’s and Young Adult fiction, historical fiction, romance, mystery, and fantasy comedy.