Tara J. Hannon is a children’s book author-illustrator and creator of the parenting comic, NO SLEEP LOTS OF LOVE. The first book in her debut graphic novel series, BIRTLE, releases January 2024 with Andrews McMeel. Tara enjoys creating art and stories for board books, picture books, chapter books, and graphic novels. She is drawn to stories with humor and heart and is particularly fond of illustrating unicorns, dragons, and ghosts. Her art has been described as playful, whimsical, and quirky. Tara is passionate about body positivity, female empowerment, and cultivating a belonging culture vs. a fitting in culture. 

She works happily from her home studio in Crownsville, MD where her office assistants include one overly excited dog, two equally excitable little girls, and three cups of room temperature coffee. When not illustrating, Tara can be found refining her playdoh skills with her daughters, consuming podcasts and audiobooks, or jogging. It is her dream to find a way to do all of these things at once. She can rarely be found sleeping and is okay with that. 

Tara is represented by Elizabeth Bennett.

Welcome to Transatlantic Tara!