I'm a wife and mom of two little blondies in the suburbs of Chicago. We spend a lot of time cooking, baking, and eating in the kitchen. Food is my love language, so I'm sure it won't surprise you that my upcoming picture book series, When You Dream is inspired by sweets, pastries, and lots of sugar!


If you're interested in the boring stuff, my academic background is in healthcare. Though I also dabbled in other programs such as children's literature, nutrition, and Polish language. I received my B.S. and M.S. from Arizona State University, where I also started a doctorate program. During year two, all of my goals and priorities shifted. Chasing a higher academic status and job title suddenly ceased to matter. In fact, nothing in my life had ever mattered more than the little girl weighing in at 7 lbs 10 oz.


It would be impossible to understand who I am without knowing more about my little ones. These two beautiful blondies are Ania (age 2) and Adam (age 1). Sometimes I think my husband and I were nuts for having two children so close together. They keep me busy and teach me new things about myself every day. 

When they are sleeping, I like to indulge in creative hobbies like baking, writing, and photography. Tianna Creates started as a way to explore and develop those hobbies further. I have to say, I'm having a lot of fun!

Tianna Gawlak

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