Rhonda Zimlich holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her writing focuses on abuse, grief, and intergenerational trauma. She is also an illustrator, poet, and photographer. Rhonda loves living in the rainy Pacific Northwest with her husband, twin daughters, and mischievous black cats, Athena and Osiris. She rescued a lovable, old golden retriever named Shasta. When she’s not writing, Rhonda is an avid runner. Her writing has appeared in places such as Brevity, Acorn Review, and Scarlet Leaf Review, and also in an award-winning video game called Cart Life. She teaches composition at The University of Oregon.