About Taryn Patrick Spates


Taryn Spates is a writer and runner who lives for story telling and adventure. She is a daughter, sister, wife, stepmother and California native currently living in the majestic San Fernando Valley.  Taryn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder, then went on to pursue a career in Visual Effects in film and television production. She wrote her first book after being inspired to run thirty-five marathons by the time she turned thirty-five years old.

Taryn Patrick Spates’ Books

35 by 35: A Runner’s Quest

Running a marathon can be daunting for many, but it is magical for Taryn Spates. She takes us on her journey from her first inspiration through her greatest triumph, sharing the peaks and valleys she experiences growing from a young college graduate to a parent and professional in the entertainment industry while maintaining her true… [Read More]

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