Before turning to full-time fiction writing Talia Carner was the publisher of Savvy Woman magazine.
A former adjunct professor at the Long Island University School of Management and a marketing consultant to Fortune 500 companies, she was also a volunteer counselor and lecturer for the Small Business Administration and a member of United States Information Agency's (USIA) missions to Russia.
She participated in the 1995 International Women's Conference in Beijing, where she sat on economic panels and helped develop political campaigns for Indian and African women.
Ms. Carner's first novel, PUPPET CHILD, was listed in “The Top 10 Favorite First Novels 2002” and launched a nationwide legislation--The Protective Parent Reform Act--which became the platform for two State Senatorial candidates.
CHINA DOLL made Amazon’s bestsellers list and served as the platform for Ms. Carner's presentation at the U.N. in 2007 about infanticide in China—the first ever in U.N. history.
Her novel, JERUSALEM MAIDEN, (HarperCollins 2011,) won the Forward National Literature Award in the “historical fiction” category.
Her latest novel, HOTEL MOSCOW, (HarperCollins 2015) won USA Book News award in the multicultural category.
It tells the riveting story of the daughter of Holocaust survivors who travels to Russia shortly after the fall of communism.
Over 50 of Carner’s award-winning short stories, articles, and personal essays have appeared in anthologies, literary magazines, and leading websites.
Talia Carner is a graduate of Hebrew University and NY State University at Stony Brook.
Ms. Carner is a board member of HBI, a research center for Jewish women's life and culture at Brandeis University. She is also an honorary board member of several anti-domestic violence and child abuse intervention organizations and sits on committees of organizations that work toward Israeli causes. She is married to Ron Carner, president of Maccabi USA.
The couple has four grown children and resides in Manhattan and Bridgehampton, NY.
Talia Carner's addictions include chocolate, ballet, hats—and social justice.