Kate Falvey is a single mother, who is continually urged to be an “independent writer” by her Hermione-Granger-loving third-grader, Annie. Kate received her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University, where she taught for many years. She currently teaches at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York. Her published work inlcudes articles on 19th- and early 20th-century women writers, a children’s story, and numerous essays for academic reference guides. Her poetry can be seen in the inaugural issue of Memoir (and). She is also on the staff of the Bellevue Literary Review.