In 2011 Tanya completed creative writing workshops, and a minor in theatre studies at the University of Prince Edward Island, with a focus on short fiction and play writing. She went on to open Marshfield Press in 2015; and tried her hands at journalism via a self-published community newspaper, The Marshfield Maiden in 2017.
Tanya is currently writing and performing comedy.
2017 Maritime Electric Short Story Awards Finalist
2016 MacLauchlan Effective Writing Prize: In Recognition of Writing Excellence - presented by the Premier, Honourable Wade MacLauchlan.
2016 Milton Acorn Poetry Awards Finalist
2016 Maritime Electric Short Story Awards Finalist
2015 MacLauchlan Effective Writing Prize: In Recognition of Writing Excellence -presented by the Premier, Honourable Wade MacLauchlan.
2015 Clary Pottie Non-fiction Prize
2015 Maritime Electric Short Story Awards Finalist
2014 Lucy Maud Montgomery Writing for Children Literature Prize
2013 Shortlisted: Maritime Electric Short Story Awards
Royal Canadian Legion Poetry Prize
Paint the Sky - Marshfield Press (LM Montgomery Writing for Children Award)
Snow Softly Falling - Anthology, Acorn Press
Literary Magazines & Journals
GIF - 3rd Anthology, collection of Island writers, and poets works (release Fall 2020)