Tawni Waters’ novel, Beauty of the Broken, won multiple awards, including the prestigious International Literacy Association’s Award for Young Adult Literature. It is being turned into a screenplay by Jeff Arch, the screenwriter best known for writing Sleepless in Seattle. Her second novel, The Long Ride Home, was released in September 2017. She is the also the author of two books of poetry, Siren Song and So Speak the Stars(forthcoming). Her work has been widely anthologized and published in myriad journals and magazines. She holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and teaches creative writing at various universities and writers retreats throughout the U.S., Europe, and Mexico.