My Background

(My husband and I on our engagement dinner cruise)


If you’re checking out this page it’s because you want to know who in the world Tara Canady is and why she has a blog. Well, it would take too long to tell you all about me (you can actually learn a lot about me from my blog posts) but I can tell you a little about my background:

  • I was born and raised in Charleston, SC
  • Both my parents are born-again, been married for 31 years, and brought me up in the church
  • I was saved at age 5
  • I was homeschooled from 2nd grade until I graduated high school
  • I did not get a college degree though I spent one year at a community college
  • The Lord told me at age 10 that I was to be a godly wife, mother, and author
  • I got married in 2016
  • I self-published my first Amazon Kindle book May 2018

The last point is the reason I have this blog – I am a writer because that is the gift God has given me. I love to write and I honestly don’t know what I’d do with myself if I didn’t write.

I have been serving the Lord for 25 years, learning His voice, trying to listen for His will. I have been far from perfect. I have plenty of regrets and wish I’d made better choices in my teens and 20s. I didn’t always listen to God’s voice and I’m still paying for those mistakes today. But, I do know that God’s grace and mercy are amazing and that He is still going to use me in a mighty way.

Right now I’m a blogger, freelance writer, and an author. I have my first book self-published on Amazon Kindle and once I have a professional cover made I will have it published in paperback as well.

After waiting 18 years, the Lord brought my husband. We married within 2 months of knowing each other and have now been married 2 years.

We have two adorable cats, Victoria and Christine, and live in Tennessee. We own our own e-commerce business, Tara Outdoors, and are praying that the Lord will make it prosper and succeed.

So, that’s my background! I’ve been writing for 20 years and every time I write I get better at it. I’m learning and growing every day, God is consistently testing our faith and trying to teach us to trust Him. I just want to follow His will for our lives.

I pray you will enjoy my blog and sign up for my daily devotional!