Tanny has been teaching and learning in Cincinnati, Ohio, for the past twenty-four years. She currently serves as a K-12 staff developer and curriculum specialist with interests in literacy, art, music and gifted. A nationally-known keynoter and workshop presenter, Tanny has authored and coauthored three books: Comprehension Connections: Bridges to Strategic Reading (2007), Comprehension Going Forward: Where We Are and What's Next (2011), and Genre Connections: Lessons to Launch Literary and Nonfiction Texts (2013). Comprehension Connections introduced teachers across the country to Tanny's imaginative, inspiring and practical teaching. Now Genre Connections brings to teaching genre the same creativity and can-do spirit that has helped thousands of practitioners improve.