Author Tawa Witko lives on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation with her son, Adam Milda and daughter, fellow author, Deanna Milda. They are accompanied by their many animals, an Australia Shepherd/Border Collie mix named Bella, a couple of ornery cats (Edward and Lil Bit) and their horses, Eagle Bear and Wild Spirit. Tawa is a licensed clinical psychologist while Deanna and Adam attend McLaughlin Middle School and High School, respectively. The family enjoys attending wacipis, participating in tribal ceremonies and living a quiet life without the hustle and bustle of the cities. Thirty Eight is the first published work by Tawa and her daughter, Deanna, but it will certainly not be the last. In the coming months they will begin writing a young adult series called The Diakrisis Tales which will center around a 16-year-old girl named Parker who discovers that she can not only see spirits but can interact with them as well. Each standalone book will follow Parker on a new mystery that she must solve. Keep a look out for the first book in the series, An Unexpected Gift, in late 2016.