Tammi Truax is an emerging writer, having spent her first 20 professional years working with children and families, specializing in literacy. Children’s literature was always a passion, and Tammi now has two picture books in progress. Most recently, she was editor of a new release of Lady Wentworth; A Poet’s Tale (illustrated) (Bookbaby, 2013), and has just released her debut novel, Broken Buckets, as an eBook. She is a published poet in several anthologies, and will be featured in the forthcoming The Widows’ Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival, edited by J Lapidus and L Menn, with a forward by Justice Ginsburg (Kent State University Press, 2014). Her work can be found in several journals, magazines and online.

Tammi co-founded The Prickly Pear Poetry Project, a non-profit healing arts writing workshop. She also works as a newspaper columnist, and as a historical museum teacher and docent. In 2013 she was one of the participating writers at AROHO’s retreat for women writers at O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch in the hills of New Mexico, which inspired the poem "Bone Vision." She is currently writing a historical novel about race in colonial America, from a New England harbor town that has a haunting influence on her work. You can see more of Tammi's writing at www.aintiawriter.blogspot.com.