At the age of 17, Tasha Harrison reduced her mother to tears (of laughter) by reading out loud her diary entry from the weekend of her aunt’s wedding – a weekend where everything that could go wrong did go wrong, and everyone nearly combusted with stress. Watching how laughter had de-stressed her mum, she knew she wanted to write comedy from that moment on.
In the nineties, Tasha worked as a sub-editor on a range of magazines from glossies to TV guides, where editing the soaps pages only worsened her already incurable weakness for puns, rhymes and alliteration. These days, when she’s not writing her own books, she’s either editing other people’s, copywriting, writing funny poems or having stern words with her stubborn and insatiable Labrador, Arnie.
Her debut middle grade comedy, Clementine Florentine, was published by UCLan Publishing in January 2022 and was also longlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel Award in 2018. Her next novel, YA romcom has also been acquired by UCLan and will publish summer 2023.