She is the Founder & President of the International Association of Women Authors (IAWA), the world’s leading global network of women who write. An entrepreneur at heart, Tanya is the CEO of Love Wins Publishing, where she also serves as the lead publishing consultant & program director. She is a publisher & writing coach who has helped more than 200 writers become first-time published authors since March 2019.

In 2019, Tanya started the #timetotell movement, with a mission to help women reclaim their voice by telling their stories of overcoming trauma & abuse. The #timetotell movement has released several book anthologies, including Pretty Sad, Brutal Courage, and Pierced Purpose. The movement turned organization also provides education and publishing scholarships.

Tanya is a Co-Founder of Beauty, Brains, Books & Business, a networking group on Facebook, for women entrepreneurs, authors, and ministry leaders, where she served as the business, finance & money coach, educating members on budgeting, investing, and building generational wealth. She is a licensed insurance agent with an education in communication and financial planning. Tanya has received several community awards, including Woman of the Year by the Antelope Valley Ad Hoc Committee on Education.

As a member of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Tanya is currently pursuing a master of arts degree in Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT) with a focus on sex therapy and trauma therapy. She is a certified domestic violence specialist who has served on the Board of Directors for several nonprofit organizations. In 2012, Tanya founded Working Women International, a nonprofit organization that helped women transition from welfare to work. Tanya serves as a member of the Board of Directors for W.E. Gather, a nonprofit organization for women empowerment, women entrepreneurs, and women everywhere!

Tanya is a passionate writer & speaker. In her writings, she is passionate, transparent about her life, and uninhibited with her words. Her first book, Live Your Dream Now, was published in September 2018. She has since published more than 45 of her own works, including several books, journals, workbooks, devotionals, and anthologies.

In addition to writing, Tanya enjoys traveling and reading. She is a mother, a woman of faith, an inspiration to many, and she currently resides in Southern California.

#SheWrites #SheSpeaks #SheWins



When their eyes met for the first time, every fantasy she had about him was standing right in front of her. The knowing deep within, the yearning inside, the magnetic pull. She knew. She didn’t understand what she knew, but she knew. He knew, too. He knew what she felt without words being spoken. The passion between them was intense and the hunger & thirst for one another grew nearly out of control….and then it happened…

You STILL Talk Too Much

From the bestselling book, You Talk Too Much: A Wife’s Guide to Becoming a Silent Warrior, Tanya Denise DeFreitas is back with You STILL Talk Too Much: A Wife’s Guide to Stand as a Silent Warrior! In the first book, Tanya shared practical advice and biblical principles to help wives learn the value and power of their position and how to apply prayer as the antidote in marriage. In this book, she shares what to do after you have prayed….and prayed…and prayed! Having endured and overcome her own share of trouble, in marriage, including suffering abuse, addiction, adultery, abandonment, and a painful divorce, Tanya learned how critical it was to STAND on God’s word and she is encouraging wives to do the same!


Brutal Courage is the latest anthology under the #timetotell movement. The first edition includes 12 journeys, by 12 women, from all walks of life. In this book, the women share stories of overcoming trauma, including abuse and tragic loss of loved ones. Like its counterpart anthology, Pretty Sad, Brutal Courage is a powerful illustration of the strength of women. Released in June 2020, it became a best-seller and #1 New Release on Amazon.com, in the U.S. and in Japan! In this powerful testimonial it gets real, it gets raw, it gets BRUTAL!


A Devotional for the Hurting Married Woman

What do you do when the one person who vowed to love, cherish, and honor you, hurts you instead? How do you forgive? How do move on? Most of us do not count the cost of “for better or worse,” at the altar, and when worse becomes reality, then what?

Wounded Wife is a devotional for married women who are hurting and divorced women who are still healing. The injuries that are revealed, exposed, and expressed, in this book, are real experiences of wives who were afflicted by their husbands.

Lies. Deception. Abuse. Adultery. Addiction. Pornography. Secret lifestyles. Abandonment. Neglect. And more. The wounds penetrate deeply, but there is a remedy to soothe and heal the wounded heart in this book.


Menorpause PART II

In Menorpause Part I, Tanya takes a bold and courageous stand to tell her truth. She shares her early journey of experiencing abuse and failed relationships. Tanya introduces the boys & men who had the greatest impact on her life. She battled with them and herself, as she fought to suppress the pain of her past. The pretty little girl, now a pretty grown woman, is wounded…severely. And the beast inside of her has awakened.

In Menorpause Part II, anger and lust take over. The battle between Latanya (beauty) and Tanya (the beast) is over, and Tanya has won! The pain of her past takes over and becomes her fuel for survival. Tanya picks her victims one by one, before having to face herself and experience true healing.



Menopause is the time that marks the end of a woman’s menstrual cycles.
Menorpause is the time that marks the end of Tanya’s men cycles. 

Tainted at a young age, Tanya unknowingly carried the wounds of abuse into her relationships. She suppressed the pain of her past for years, suffering more abuse, as a result, until her internal bleeding became external. In this powerful & explicit memoir, follow along as Tanya shares her journey and highlights the most significant encounters she had with men! From broken promises, secrets, & lies, to reclaiming her power and realizing her worth, in Menorpause you’ll meet Tanya’s beauty, her beast, and her truth!


“Tanya is strong-minded, strong-willed, and a powerful woman of God. I admired her strength in the book Menorpause. Even after all the unhealthy relationships she was able to maintain a college degree and be a great mother…I can’t wait to read Part 2…I can’t wait! -Cheriese F.

Live Your Dream Now

What would you do if you knew you would not fail? What are you passionate about? What motivates you? The answer to these questions is your dream and your dream is connected to your purpose!

Are you walking in your purpose? Are you living your dream? If not, there is no better time than NOW to start! Live Your Dream Now is an inspirational, power-packed guide with practical steps to help you bring your dream to life. In this testimonial, Tanya shares the five steps she took to make her dream come true. The book is a blueprint to take what is inside of you and see it in front of you!


“This book lit a fire inside me. Tanya DeFreitas has written a motivational step-by-step guide to follow your dream. You don’t just get the tips to help you start your dream, Tanya leaves you feeling like you have a personal cheerleader standing with you every step of the way. Live Your Dream Now will force you to wake up out of the life of complacency you have become accustomed to. Get Ready it’s about to be an amazing ride. “ -Kimesha R.

You Talk Too Much

What is it like being married to you? Are you operating in your role as a suitable helper? Are you respecting your husband as the Bible advises? Are you praying for him? Are you helping him? Or are you hindering him? You Talk Too Much: A Wife’s Guide to Becoming a Silent Warrior is about the power of being quiet and using prayer to transform the marriage relationship. With love and grace, Tanya Denise DeFreitas shares insight, truth, and her experience of learning the power of keeping her mouth shut. In this book, you will learn how to be intentional with your words so that you too can see God move miraculously in your marriage.


“This book is packed with so many golden nuggets for any married, engaged, or dating woman who aspires to have a fruitful relationship, free from the self-sabotaging wrath of her own venomous words…Tanya gives you real word (God’s word), real-life situations, and equips you with what you need to fight silently in, and for your relationship. Amazing Job!” -Robin M.

For more books by Tanya, including anthologies, journals, and workbooks, click the link below:

Thank you for stopping by.

Please check back soon for new updates!

Learn more about the #timetotell movement by clicking the link below: