Carla D. Williams began writing as a teenager in Chicago and later became a newspaper editor and Humanities educator. As a fellow in the Bay Area Writing Project Summer Institute 2010, she produced memoir, fiction, poetry and more. History, travel, sports, politics, and raising her two boys have fed her imagination and dreams. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in e-zines Digital Paper, Poetry Express, Dillydoun Review and elsewhere. She is part of Datura Writer’s Collective in Oakland and developed this novel with support from Marlene Connor Lynch Literary.