Tawni grew up in rural Pennsylvania. As a child, she was fascinated with storytelling and wrote silly tales about the characters in the movies she loved. That passion has grown and expanded over the years and lead her to the Christian Romance genre. Her stories have a dash of suspense, a dollop of sizzle, with an interwoven chain of faith that ties the story together. After moving several times, she and her husband have settled in Pennsylvania where they are raising their two children.
a note to TAWNI'S readers
My goal with every single book I write is to share the love of Jesus through storytelling. I pray every day for my past, present, and future readers. That you will be encouraged in your faith through my stories and push yourself to grow in your relationship with Him. Spending time in God's word should be your first priority in your reading life. As much as I hope you love my books and the characters, I want you to crave a deeper relationship with Jesus and desire to dive into His word.
The goal of every book I write is to encourage and challenge you in your faith while providing clean entertainment you won't feel ashamed to be reading.
Romance has become such a twisted thing in this world. Some of the things I've seen go beyond my darkest imagination and I hate that women are drawn to it. But I also know that Christian romance has a reputation for being boring or cheesy which is a turn off to even Christian women. Who then turn to worldly romance that doesn't encourage them in their faith but rather pushes them into a disobedience to God and what He's called us to fill our minds with.
“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”
Romances that are lovely, pure, clean, and honor God with their relationships all while keeping it realistic and relatable.
So instead of writing cheesy plot lines with unrealistic outcomes and vanilla characters, I do my best to write compelling plot lines with realistic outcomes and characters who struggle with sin. Because that is real life. Christians were never promised an easy life--so I refuse to give easy lives to my characters. We were promised that God would be with us. (Matthew 28:20) which is again what I do give to my characters: struggles that reveal God's power and work in their lives.
May God bless you and keep you.