Kenneth R. Tarr taught French language and literature at Brigham Young University for fourteen years, and French and Spanish for three years at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah. He received a master's degree in French and Spanish at Brigham Young in 1965, and a doctorate in French at Kansas University in 1973, with a minor in Medieval history.
Kenneth was born and raised in southern California. He and his wife, Kathy, have been married fifty-one years and have eight children and twenty-seven grandchildren. Currently they live in Utah where they own and operate an herb store. Kenneth enjoys writing, exercising, doing repairs, and listening to good music.