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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Mapmaker and the Ghost (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three Day Summer (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Virtually Yours (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghosting (As:Tash Skilton) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hollywood Ending (As: Tash Skilton) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Whole Song and Dance (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Radical Element(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Sarvenaz Tash
The Iranian-American Sarvenaz Tash is well known for producing a large number of high-quality books over the years, creating a name for herself quite unlike any other. Tackling a variety of different subject matters, she reaches a huge audience worldwide, speaking to them in a manner that’s direct and to-the-point. This has allowed her to tell the stories that she wants to tell, with many of her books being for children and the Young Adult market. Over time she has gained a huge amount of success from this, really delivering on several different levels and layers.

There’s a lot of humor and heart to her work, as she delivers strong messages in her stories that really resonate with the reader. Drawing from a range of different influences, both literary and cinematically, she’s an inspired writer that definitely has something to say. This gives many of her stories a strong moral center, as she provides them with a definite and concrete sense of personality. Setting herself apart from other writers in her field, she has managed to create her own niche that is both distinct and unique.

The characters that Tash creates are extremely iconic, allowing them to fully stand out from the page, leaving an impression on the reader. Many of her protagonists reflect this, as they come across in a three-dimensional manner, as they keep the reader turning the page, while relating to them. This is something that she excels at, in that her writing resonates with readers around the world, as it’s easy to pick up, yet difficult to put down. There’s a lot more to come yet too, as she isn’t showing any signs of slowing down, with plenty more titles planned on the horizon.

Early and Personal Life
Born in Tehran in Iran, Sarvenaz Tash would grow up in Long Island, New York, where she was raised spending much of her upbringing. From an early age she was continually interested in both reading and writing, something she’d focus on heavily over the years. This would develop, she’d continue to hone and refine her voice as an author, finding her own unique niche as an author.

Attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, she would receive a BFA in Film and Television, giving her an insight into the craft of storytelling. Working in copywriting, screenwriting, and tweeting from professional accounts such as MTV and Bravo, she’s built herself a strong profile. Living in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their two sons, she continues to write to this present day, with a lot more to come.

Writing Career
The first book that Sarvenaz Tash would publish was titled ‘The Mapmaker and the Ghost’ and it would come out in 2012. This would be the start of her literary career, and she’d soon follow this up with ‘Three Day Summer’ in 2015, and ‘The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love’ in 2016. These would all be stand-alone novels, largely looking at the Young Adult genre, and giving her own interpretation of it.

In 2019 she’d bring out ‘Virtually Yours’ and she’d stay away from producing series as such, allowing her to focus on singular stories. Writing under the pen-name of Sarvenaz Taghavian as well, she’s gone on to receive a number of awards over the years too. Winning the Amazon Best Book of the Year, along with the YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, she continues to be a household name worldwide.

The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love
Originally brought out through the ‘Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers,’ this would be a stand-alone Young Adult title. Telling a coming-of-age story with its two lead teenage characters, it definitely manages to capture a sense of growing up. There’s a lot here, in what is a self-contained title offering the reader a straightforward and casual read to pick-up, published on the 14th of June in 2016.

Described by Tash herself as being molded in the style of a John Hughes movie, this definitely has a lot going for it. Easy accessible, it’s a straightforward coming-of-age story that really grips the reader from the very beginning. With strong characters and a rich and funny story, it really manages to deliver, making for a warmly funny book set in a richly drawn world.

Eight years prior Graham met the love of his life Roxy after she moved into the neighbourhood and she asked what Hogwarts house he was in, and they’ve been friends since. Wanting more than just friendship though, they’re now both sixteen and sharing a love of comic-books, particularly ‘The Chronicles of Althena.’ Now it seems that the author of the comic is coming to New York for the comic-con, and Graham aims to get tickets to the event, which is also where he hopes to woo Roxy. Will he be able to do it though? How does real-life romance compare to the fictional view? What will he learn from the geek’s guide to unrequited love?

Virtually Yours
Once again released through the ‘Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers’ this would first come out in 2019 on the 4th of June. Another Young Adult stand-alone romance novel, it’s also a clever and intelligently told story of modern romance. With a lot to say, it really understands the reader, relating to them, as it provides a story that is both compelling and entertaining in equal measure.

This is another contemporary Young Adult romance with a lot to say, as it provides a fun and inventive take on the genre. With richly drawn characters the definitely stand-out, it manages to really push the format to its fullest, allowing it to come alive. There’s plenty of humor again too, with an interesting array of different people and locations carrying it along at a brisk pace.

As a freshman at NYU, Mariam Vakilian is overcoming the pain of having broken up with her high-school boyfriend Caleb just five months prior. Now she has a coupon for a new virtual reality dating service and she’s decided to take the plunge and give it a go in an attempt to find a new love. Using it though, it matches her up with three partners, one of them being Caleb, and the other is her new best friend Jeremy. How will she deal with this new turn of events? Where is her journey taking her? Who is the computer telling her that is ‘virtually yours?’

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