Tarryn Lea is a 19-year-old author from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Her love of poetry and writing stems from a very early age when she turned to books as friends and a source of comfort. Tarryn describes her work as "risky" and "a rather bold move", and has been praised for her ability to write straight from the heart and captivate her readers from the very first word.

As a young adult herself, Tarryn's work aims to reach out to other young adults and draw attention to the raw and real trials and tribulations of being a young adult, particularly a young woman, in the modern world.