Hi! I’m Tasha Hackett! I write books and I know stuff.
I’m fueled by sunshine or hot chocolate, whichever is more readily available. Though I proudly sing every word of the Wee Sing Silly Songs album and often pretend to be a ballerina while unloading the dishwasher, my favorite thing is writing to entertain and encourage women—specifically young moms. Most of my time is spent with four chatty children and an incredibly supportive husband. They give me the kind of love people write books about.
Writing books I want to read is my goal.
Twelve-year-old Tasha totally saw this coming.
Coincidentally, Twelve-year-old me would not be surprised to see my name on the cover of a book. She’d say, “Well, sure! That’s what writers do. They write books. Duh.”
Somewhere between twelve and thirty life happened and the author vision was lost.
But one evening, with 34 prom dresses to be altered and the kids asleep for the night, I sat near a pile of red satin, carefully trimming four layers of tulle when my husband asked, “If you wrote a book, what would it be about?”
Only three and a half years later, I completed my first manuscript: Bluebird on the Prairie. I set out to create a romantic comedy while exploring themes of hope and grief and finding love again.
I almost quit writing.
After finishing my first novel, I made the decision to wait a good, long time before tackling another one. Motherhood is more important… and being a homemaker is more important… I just couldn’t do it all. It’s true! If I had to choose, I would and I could.
Then my husband said, “I think you should keep writing.”
You guys!!! My heart filled to bursting. This feeling in my chest was an honest-to-goodness physical response. Like an opening in my heart that grew and spread and filled up with all the happiness it could hold. It bubbled up and pushed out a few tears.