Tanya Batson-Savage loves mangoes and stories, and stories about mangoes. She has written for the stage, screen and radio (and one day will write a story about a mango). Her love of stories developed while she was seated at her grandmother’s feet where she developed a love for folk tales that shines through in her first collection of stories of children Pumpkin Belly and Other Stories. Her career has crisscrossed the cultural landscape including cultural policy, teaching, cultural criticism, journalism, advertising, and publicity. But really, she would rather spend her time eating mangoes.