At four years old, it was challenging for Tati to arrive to school with clean hands, having always stained them with markers during an early morning drawing session. Her friend's mom would always comment on this, to Tati's great embarrassment. Nevertheless, the itch to draw remained through high school, a place made bearable only by cramming notebook margins full of doodles, daydreaming about more colorful subjects. After surpassing this uninspiring hurdle of standardized test material, Tati was finally able to dedicate her studies exclusively to art at a university in lovely and haunted Savannah, Georgia. Post-graduation, she inadvertently joined the family tradition of education - a career spanning four generations - and found herself loving her work at the place where she least expected to; with the important difference that now, color-stained hands were an acceptable part of the dress code.
In her free time, Tati chips away at her yearly reading goal (70 books per year on average) and reviews each book on her blog at Tati Fruities and on Goodreads.