A native and resident of Indianapolis, Tawn Parent has been a professional writer and editor for 30 years. The Wrong Place, her first collection of poetry and essays, will be published in August 2024 by Finishing Line Press. Her work has appeared in such publications as Tipton Poetry Journal, Home Planet News Online, Anti-Heroin Chic, Last Stanza Poetry Journal, Flying Island Journal, Nzuri, Gal’s Guide Anthology and Ignite Studio Anthology. She has worked for various business publications, and also served as proofreader for two books. She holds a B.A. in journalism and French from Indiana University and a master’s degree in English language acquisition from Marian University. She teaches English as a new language at a public elementary school. She is married with two children.