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    Tawni Waters

    Adjunct Instructor

    Attractive white woman with long brown hair and bangs, leaning forward and laughing. She has very white teeth.


    Tawni Waters is an award-winning writer and poet. Her debut novel, Beauty of the Broken, was released by Simon & Schuster in 2014.

    The novel won the prestigious International Literacy Association's Award for Young Adult Literature, the Housatonic Book Award, named an Exceptional Book of 2015 by the Children's Book Council, shortlisted for the Reading the West Book Award, and was included on the Kansas State Reading Circle List.

    Her poetry book, Siren Song, was released by Burlesque Press in 2014. Her work was featured in Best Travel Writing 2010. She teaches workshops and retreats at various universities and conferences throughout the U.S and Mexico.

    Educational Background

    • MFA, Creative Writing
      • University of New Orleans

    Selected Publications

    • Waters, Tawni. Beauty of the Broken. Simon Pulse, 2015.
    • OReilly, James, et al. The Best Travel Writing, 2010: True Stories from around the World. Travelers Tales, 2010.
    • Waters, Tawni. Long Ride Home. Sourcebooks, Inc, 2017.