Ta`Mara Hanscom was born and raised in South Dakota. She has lived in Sioux Falls, Tea, and Rapid City, the primary location of her fictional series, The Caselli Family Series. She has traveled the United States and Italy extensively, adding an authentic tone to the adventures of the Casellis.
Ta`Mara is a dedicated Bible scholar, specializing in the Old Testament which she teaches at her home church. She also teaches AWANA Sparks and youth group Sunday school.
An avid baseball fan, Ta`Mara follows several AAA pipelines, American Legion teams, and MLB—her favorite club being the Detroit Tigers. She visits Detroit often, and prays for the recovery and deliverance of the city.
She works full time on her writing and Bible lessons in northwest Iowa, where she currently resides with her husband Jim.