Tanya Ishikawa

 Tanya Ishikawa began telling people’s stories and editing words while studying at the University of Colorado, followed by working at a public relations firm in Tokyo, Japan. After a brief venture into guiding Japanese guests to Native American reservations, Tanya returned to writing as a weekly newspaper reporter. Winning dozens of awards for her articles and photographs, she moved on to freelance assignments for magazines, specialty publications, books, websites, films and other media. When not at her computer, she loves family time, travel and dance.