Carol M. Tanzman's performing arts career is eclectic. She was a dancing poppy in a production of the Wizard of Oz
that toured to the Soviet Union, an abstract chicken in a New England
mime company, and the assistant director for a play in Germany where her
major responsibility was making sure the sheep entered and exited on
cue. She's directed regional and Off-Broadway productions of new plays,
was the artistic director of a children’s theatre company in upstate NY
and has been honored (twice!) by the Bravo Awards for her work with the
Los Angeles Unified School District.
Her first YA novel, The Shadow Place,
was on YALSA's Quick Pick List of Recommended Books, the National
Council of Teachers of English ALAN List of Best Books, and the CA
Collection for Middle & Senior High Schools. In addition to the Harlequin Teen books dancergirl and Circle of Silence, she is a contributing poet to the Dare to Dream…Change the World anthology.