Renee Tawa is a writer, editor, and journalist who spent a nine year stint at Publications International from 2004 until 2013. During that time, she edited and proofread their line of children's books and wrote multiple Sesame Street interactive books.

Tawa also wrote Play-a-Sound books featuring Disney Fairies, Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, The Backyardigans, Chicken Little and Happy Feet. She had been a journalist for the Los Angeles Times for over a decade starting in the 1990s. She is currently editor of the Chicago Botanic Garden member magazine and website.