is a registered nurse for the Lewisville Independent School District in Texas and publishing editor of Oak Bend Review, a bimonthly journal out of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Her poetry, fiction, reviews, essays, and art have appeared in various journals and anthologies. She hopes to complete her first chapbook, The Paper Mill, sometime this summer. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, she grew up in California, New York, North Carolina, Washington, and the south of France. She lives in Flower Mound, Texas, with a house full of teenagers, animals, and her husband, Jack.