Tara Nanayakkara was born in Sri Lanka and immigrated to Canada with her family when she was three. She is the author of two novels, To Wish Upon A Rainbow (Creative, St. John's NL 1989) and Picture Perfect (Vijitha Yapa Colombo, Sri Lanka 2007). A professional writer for the past 30 years, her writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, The Telegram and Canadian Living magazine, among others. She was also commissioned by the Multicultural Women's Organization of Newfoundland and Labrador to write a fictionalized account of one woman's flight from an abusive marriage, The Purple House (1995). A mother of two, she divides her time between Toronto and St. John's, Newfoundland.