TANI LAMB-World Traveler
Tanisha “Tani” Lamb was born, and completed her early education, in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky. She loved the Bluegrass state; her childhood memories were there. In the eighth grade, she moved to Knoxville, Tennessee. After Tani graduated from high school, she developed an insatiable yearning to see other parts of the world. Knoxville and Memphis, Tennessee blazed a trail to Minneapolis, Minnesota and Miami, Florida. One look at the beautiful city of Dallas, Texas, and Tani’s heart rested; she resides there, today. Tani holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Memphis, in Tennessee, and a cosmetology degree from Ogle School of Hair, Skin and Nails in Arlington, Texas.
Tani’s ardent love for adventure and penchant for history began as a child. Tani attended church every Sunday. Her paternal grandfather was the pastor and her grandmother taught bible lessons. Frequent interstate church revivals exposed Tani to numerous Midwestern and Southern towns and aroused her curiosity about far away lands. An adventurous young child matured into a ‘world traveler’ where she saw firsthand, the countries she had only read about in books. Her vicarious travels soon became real-life expeditions into foreign countries. Tani has visited over 30 states in the United States, six of the seven continents and 35 countries.
The colorful pictures of other ethnic groups, and stories about diverse cultures, were once mere pages in a book. Now, Tani’s curiosity has been replaced with vivid memories of distant lands, those she has seen with her own eyes. She believes that every person, old and young, should let their imagination design a travel plan to “see the world.” Tani firmly believes that traveling enables us to experience, firsthand, the kindness, hospitality, norms and values of the cultures of our neighbors all over the world. This belief motivated her to write a series of children’s books. All the book titles contain the phrase, “T” Sees! Book number one is entitled, “T” Sees an Island, and opens the lid on Tani’s box of enchanted travels.
Tani is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.