Tara Moss (born 2 October 1973) is a Canadian-Australian author and former model. Her books are published in 17 countries in 11 languages and include the internationally best-selling and critically acclaimed crime novels Fetish, Split, Covet and Hit, and her forthcoming novel "Siren". She also hosts the crime documentary series Tara Moss Investigates on the National Geographic Channel and is known for her in-depth novel research which has included touring the FBI and LAPD, shooting fire arms, 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.
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 is a licensed private investigator, motorcyclist, race driver and snake handler. Moss is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an ambassador for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children. She has been honored with a bronze star on the Australian Walk of Fame as the first person inducted for services to literature.
Tara Moss's Dragon tattoo was custom designed for her by artist Josh Roelink. Tara did not draw it herself but asked that Josh custom design it to her specifications. Josh is an accomplished artist specializing in Japanese imagery including dragons, Geisha, Samurai warriors, etc. Tara had a custom leather motorcycling suit made to fit her, plus a matching helmet which she has personalized with her tattoo. Moss also has a feather tattooed on her left shoulder.