Tara published Ulani Ukiulele to celebrate the history and culture of the Hawaiian instrument. She hopes to inspire children to love, appreciate and create music. She lives in Arizona with her husband, 2 sons, and dog, Amie- as well as a Saguaro cactus named Morty. She spends her time biking, playing the ukulele, exploring the outdoors, and mostly chasing around her little ones. Once they start napping in sync, she plans to write another children’s book.