Tara Murphy Sullivan lives and works on the South Shore of Massachusetts, but spent the first half of her life growing up in central New Hampshire. In 2009, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Bridgewater State University. Her writing has appeared in Gravel, The Chaos, The Bridge, and she once performed at The Moth during a story slam and placed second (but only by tenth of a point, as she’s quick to mention). Tara is currently in the Memoir Incubator program at GrubStreet, where she is hard at work on a memoir about the sudden death of her teenaged brother in an accident she believes she could’ve prevented. Though it’s clearly a story about grief and loss, it’s also a story of resilience, forgiveness, and the complex bonds between siblings.