Tito Morales has been writing screenplays, essays, articles, novels and books for over three decades. He studied at both the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree in Screenwriting. While at Berkeley, Morales was a two-time letterman in competitive swimming. While at UCLA, one of his original screenplays won the prestigious Jack Nicholson Award in Screenwriting. Other dramatic writing awards include earning top honors in both the Carl Sautter Memorial Screenwriting Contest and the National Writers Workshop Contest. Morales is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and his writing has appeared in a wide variety of publications ranging from the magazines Newsweek, Hawaii, and Runner’s World to the newspapers Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle. A former contributing editor for Swimming World magazine, Morales has written extensively about the sports of swimming and long-distance running. Three of his stories have been recognized in The Best American Sports Writing anthology, and in 2011 he was selected Journalist of the Year by the Road Runners Club of America, the country’s oldest and largest running association. In 2016, the Do Over was the recipient of the International Swimming Hall of Fame's Buck Dawson Author's Award.