Tanya McDonald started writing haiku in the mid-1990s at Linfield College where she could be found surreptitiously counting out the syllables on her fingers in literature classes. A native Oregonian, she now resides in Woodinville with her husband, their cat, and a ridiculous number of books. She has been a member of Haiku Northwest since 2008. When she’s not composing haiku on buses or on walks, she is working on her urban fantasy novel. Her poems have appeared in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Bottle Rockets, The Heron’s Nest, Acorn, Dwarf Stars 2010, Where the Wind Turns: The 2009 Red Moon Anthology, and Fifty-Seven Damn Good Haiku by a Bunch of Our Friends. Tanya has served as regional coordinator for the Washington State region of the Haiku Society of America.