TI LOCKE is the Director of Acquisitions for Nitis Books and a member of the Executive Committee. Ms. Locke is responsible for qualifying new manuscripts, assigning them to Editor review groups for evaluation and presenting those manuscripts best suited for publication to the Executive Committee. A Senior Editor for Virtual Tales, Ti has been a writer all her life. She majored in communications at college and has worked for newspapers, and radio and TV stations as a writer, advertising copywriter, editor, layout editor, typesetter, and photographer. She once actually yelled, “Stop the press!” when she discovered that the mayor’s first name had been misspelled as “Fart” in a page twelve headline. Ms. Locke has also worked as a high school math and science teacher; her exceptionally dry wit is a by-product of years of explaining why factoring trinomials is significant. In addition, Ti worked at KCTS, the Seattle PBS affiliate, reviewing, buying and producing programming for the K-20 school market. She wrote and/or edited the curriculum and web content for many of these projects. She continues to work with new documentary filmmakers, helping to get their scripts and budgets broadcast-ready. Ti’s big passions are typography and photography. She will not call a font a typeface and vice versa. She has a digital camera, but she still shoots film—and Polaroid, for as long as the film stock lasts.