Tavi lives on Vashon Island outside of Seattle with her husband, daughter and full household of pets. Her early years were spent on the east coast where she considered herself more of a painter and a dancer than a writer. But as she took up traveling with bands for a living, writing became the most portable of arts. Books have always been her refuge. Her next projects are a historical fiction set in 1913 in Bar Harbor, Maine, and a Middle Grade Fantasy novel she wrote with her daughter. Tavi co-hosts a new podcast about essays, The Personal Element, with writer Christine Junge.