Tanya Batt is a self confessed story-o-phile and frock-o-holic. Hailing from Waiheke Island. She is a South Pacific pirate princess, a black butterfly, a word warbler and story stitcher who channelled her childhood propensity for talking and her love of dressing up into a real ‘imaginary job’. Stories have put food on her table and a roof over her head near a quarter of a century enabling her to share her work in over 20 countries. She is a published author and arts educator whose love for the natural world and curiosity for the mysteries of life feed her ever playful repertoire.