Tao Howard’s passion for words has been her companion since childhood. She developed her writing practice as a student of art, languages and literature. Three poems received NIFCA literary awards and were published in the Winning Words Anthology. In 2021, she self-published a 24-Day Advent Devotional, A Holy Invitation: Reflections on Home, Hope & Hospitality. Tao is also a Maxwell-certified verbal/visual communicator with over a decade’s experience in publication, branding and graphic design. The creative firm, Kainos Creative Studios, she runs with her husband, offers multi-platform design, including book/ebook formatting. Tao’s Substack newsletter itspronouncedtao helps others mine for everyday magic in the mundane. She has future publishing aims for both poetry and prose and is open to copyediting/writing opportunities.