Renee Riva is an ACFW award winning author who writes for WaterBrook/Random House, David C. Cook, And Winged Publications. Renee has been writing inspirational, humorous stories ever since she won her first writing contest in the second grade. From there she became a greeting-card verse writer and is currently a Young Author's Instructor teaching writing workshops in schools throughout the Northwest and as far South as Alabama. She loves working with children of all ages, hoping to inspire and spark young imaginations. An animal lover and kid at heart, Renee has published two children's books: Izzy the Lizzy, and Guido's Gondola, as well as a humorous, family , YA-Adult trilogy: Saving Sailor (which took 3rd place in the ACFW Book of the Year 2008), it's sequel, Taking Tuscany released 2009, and Heading Home 2010. Renee is currently writing Forget Me Not Romances; sweet, clean, small town romance stories. Her latest titles are: Dawn's Gentle Light, Always Kiss Me Goodbye, Happy Camper, and Reluctant Cowgirl (releasing June 2017). She also writes humorous Coming of Age stories for Take Me Away Books: Liza of Green Gables, Farley's Five and Dime, and Summer of the Carousel.