About the Author

Ms. Art lives in Portland, Oregon among the free spirits and the rebels. She graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and has an MBA from the University of Portland. She is currently working on her second manuscript.

Tyler’s favorite author is John Steinbeck; she envies his ability to portray the human condition so simply and elegantly. She believes in the power of stories to change lives and inspire action, but moreover, knows that compelling literature has the ability to spark compassion, empathy and patience in humankind.

[Photos by Suzy Knutson]