Charity Tahmaseb

Charity Tahmaseb was a 2003 Golden Heart finalist, and one of her short stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the co-author, with Darcy Vance, of The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading, and lives in Minnesota. Visit her at

Books by this Author

When self-proclaimed geek girl Bethany Reynolds becomes the newest member of the varsity cheerleading squad, she realizes that there's one thing worse than blending into the lockers: getting noticed. Who knew cheerleading was so hard? Well, at least there's a manual, The Prairie Stone High Varsity Cheerleading Guide. Too bad it doesn't cover any of the really tough questions. Like, how do you maintain some semblance of dignity while wearing an insanely short skirt? What do you do when the head...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. It's the journey, not the destination

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Jane Austen. I'm not sure I'd say much of anything; I think I'd just like to listen and learn.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Elizabeth Bennet

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Singer (see above), figure skater, synchronized swimmer

Q. What is your greatest achievement?

A. Publishing a book, jumping out of airplanes.

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