Tara Ison has written multiple novels, short fiction, essays, poetry, book reviews and is the co-writer of the cult movie Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Dead.
She is the recipient of multiple fellowships and grants including the 2008 NEA Creative Writing Fellowship and a 2008 COLA Individual Artist Grant.
Ison received her MFA in fiction and literature from Bennington College.
She has taught creative writing at many colleges and now is Associate Professor of Fiction at Arizona State University.
-A Child Out of Alcatraz
-Reeling Through Life: How I Learned to Live, Love and Die at the Movies