Talia Carner's Bio
first novel, PUPPET CHILD, was listed in "The Top 10 Favorite First Novels 2002" and launched a nationwide legislation (The Protective Parent Reform Act) that 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.
Over 50 of Carner's award-winning short stories and personal essays have appeared in The New York Times
, anthologies, and literary magazines.
new novel, JERUSALEM MAIDEN, (HarperCollins, June 2011,) deals with the place of women in extremely religious societies.
Ms. Carner is a board member of HBI, a research center for Jewish women's life and culture at Brandeis University, and an honorary board member of several anti-domestic violence and child abuse intervention organizations.
addictions include chocolate, ballet, hats-and social justice.
husband Ron have 4 grown children and reside in Manhattan and Bridgehampton, NY.
A FULL BIO
Before turning to fiction writing, Talia Carner worked for Redbook magazine and served as the publisher of Savvy Woman magazine.
An adjunct professor of marketing at Long Island University and a marketing consultant to Fortune 500 companies, she was a volunteer counselor and lecturer for the Small Business Administration and a member of United States Information Agency missions to Russia, teaching women entrepreneurial skills.
Carner's activities in women's organizations led to her
participation at the 1995 International Women's Conference in Beijing, where she
learned of the atrocities of The Dying Rooms-the Chinese orphanages where the documented death rate was 80%-and about the U.S.'s courts betrayal of molested children.
Helping African women to develop a campaign against clitoridectomy, she
was exposed to the plight of women in societies that subjected millions of girls to this brutal mutilation.
education about violence against women continued when she
assisted Indian women in a campaign to end the burning of brides over dowry disputes.
A sought-after keynote lecturer at renowned organizations, Carner
speaks on both universal and culture-specific issues facing today's women across the globe.
As Carner researched
and wrote about the difficulties women face, she
own family's ten-generation history in Jerusalem.
grandmother, with whom she
had been close, had been blocked from developing her
extraordinary artistic talent, Carner
set out to explore the religious world in which obedient 12- to 14-year-olds were expected to hasten the Messiah's arrival and save the world Jewry by procreating.
novel JERUSALEM MAIDEN (HarperCollins, June 2011,) depicts a woman's struggle for self-expression against her
society's religious dictates.
In the early 1980s, while at Redbook magazine
was the first to define the characteristics of female baby-boomers as having a later marriage-age and being more educated, career-oriented, and health- and civic-conscious than their older counterparts.
While the publisher of Savvy Woman magazine-then one of only four females to head a major American magazine-she was the first to document the demographics of female business owners.
Launching her own marketing consulting firm to Fortune 500 companies, Carner commissioned independent research and challenged both public perceptions and the U.S. government's definition of entrepreneurship, a debate that ultimately established the White House Oversight Committee and brought changes to the way the Office of Labor Statistics gathered and analyzed data about husband-wife business ownership.
A 7th generation Sabra born in Tel Aviv, Israel, Ms. Carner served in the Israel Defense Force (IDF.) She received a B.A. degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem in Psychology and Sociology and a Master's degree in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Talia Carner is a board member of Hadassah-Brandeis Institute, (HBI) the Jewish women research center at Brandeis University.
She is also an honorary board member of several anti-domestic violence and child abuse intervention organizations.
husband, Ron, have four grown children.
The couple lives in Bridgehampton, Long Island
and in Manhattan, New York.