By: Cecile Anthony Bryan
“Forgive yourself for not knowing what you didn’t know before you learned it!” – Maya Angelou
Tanya Moss, best known as “Author Tee Marie”, was born in the South Bronx, New York and currently resides in Hampton, Georgia. Like most kids, Tanya too was a dreamer. She used to dream about the things that consumed her mind throughout the day and/or different life experiences that she went through and tried to figure out, how can she make a difference and/or a change. Tanya can remember that her dreams would invade her sleep and when she woke up, she had a new vision and a different aspect.
Tanya was inspired to start writing, because it was a childhood passion of hers that she let slip away. At a young age, Tanya recalls writing her first book/short story in the 6th grade. While in high school, she stumbled across her work and thinking to herself “I’m impressed!” Tanya was raised during the time of letter writing and because of moving to two different states, she wrote to friends and family pretty often. Her passion for writing was reignited when she realized she had so many thoughts in her head and no place to keep it, so she started jotting down her thoughts, her dreams, her visions and her life events.
Her current book “LIVE. LOVE. LEARN.” is a true representation of marriage and the devastating effects of infidelity. Tanya opened up her life and her own personal experience and created a platform through literature for people across the globe to relate to. With the help of Jasmine Womack from a Georgia publishing company, P31 Publishing, her book was born and her life was now public. The book takes you through self- love and how to rebuild and maintain relationships. Her book is based on true-life events with a twist.
Tanya considers herself a POWERHOUSE because of her determination to finish what she started. She does not allow the opinions of others to affect what she actually chooses to do. What gives Tanya her strength is knowing that she is not the only one who has experienced the trials and tribulations of life, but she wants to reassure others and let them know that they too will be ok and they too can make it to the other side. So truthfully, she feels her strength comes from knowing she can be strong for others who may not have the courage to be strong for themselves at that moment.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, but it’s about learning how to dance in the rain!” – Author Unknown
From the lips of Tanya Moss, the Boss, a true “survivor”, she wants her readers to remember 3 things:
1. Never let anyone else’s opinion of them affect what they choose to do;
2. No matter what you experienced in life, if you write about it, there is someone out there that can benefit from you sharing your story;
3. Lastly, do not be afraid to share your story with the world, you are not alone.
Tanya is currently doing book signing, speaking engagements, and working on a book with her husband that is going to be geared towards their children and will help parents everywhere to give their children great advice.
LIVE. LOVE. LEARN. is available now on her website at www.authorteemarie.com. Tanya Moss can also be contacted on Facebook at “Author Tee Marie” and on Instagram at “t24marie”.