Stephanie Andersen teaches creative writing and composition at Reading Area Community College in Pennsylvania. She loves yoga, teaches Zumba, and is an avid advocate of environmental and social justice. Animals of all kinds delight her and warm her heart. She lives in Blandon, Pennsylvania with her husband, two daughters, two dogs, and one bird. Her work is Notable in the 2009 and 2015 Best American Essays and has three times been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Her words have appeared in Wilma! Women's Magazine; Brain, Child Magazine; Choice: True Stories of Birth, Contraception, Infertility, Adoption, Single Parenthood, & Abortion; Stoneboat Literary; The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Dallas Morning News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Australia's Sydney Morning Herald, and Hippocampus Magazine. This March, her work will appear in Twist in Time Literary Magazine.