The Tanster grew up mostly in Southampton, NY. She wrote several novels some of which are available on Amazon. Then she wrote three plays about Napoleon all of which were staged and produced. Two of the plays had runs off Broadway.
This fascination with Napoleon led to a year at the Sorbonne in Paris, a BA from Stony Brook (Magna Cum Laude, 2000) and a Master's in Film Production (2003) from NYIT.
After helming a full length motion picture, Griffith Gaunt, she became a Wire Photographer for Getty Images (2005-2008). This brought her to a front row view of how big time media works.
Now the Tanster is commencing the fifth year of her hero's journey art project.