Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Moss took up residence in Australia in 1996 and currently resides in Sydney and Los Angeles where her novels are being adapted for the screen. She holds both Canadian and Australian citizenship and has held licenses as a private investigator and race car driver (CAMS), and holds a motorcycle license and wildlife/snake handling license. Moss has been a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador since 2007 and an ambassador for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children since 2000. She has been honoured with a bronze star on the Australian Walk of Fame as the first person inducted for services to literature.
She is married to Australian poet and philosopher Dr. Berndt Sellheim . The couple are expecting a baby in 2011.
Her books are published in 17 countries in 11 languages and include the internationally best-selling and critically acclaimed crime novels Fetish, Split, Covet, Hit, and Siren. She hosts the true crime series 'Tough Nuts' on the Crime & Investigation Network, and 'Tara Moss In Conversation' on 13th STREET Universal channel. She previously hosted the crime documentary series Tara Moss Investigates on the National Geographic Channel shown across Europe and in Australia/New Zealand. She is known for her in-depth novel research which has included touring the FBI and LAPD, shooting firearms, being set on fire, being choked unconscious by Ultimate Fighter 'Big' John McCarthy, flying with the RAAF and spending time in morgues and courtrooms and earning her Certificate III as a private investigator at the Australian Security Academy .
The Blood Countess (2010)
Psycho Magnet (Winner of the Scarlet Stiletto Young Writers' Award in 1998)