Kristin Roedell is a retired attorney. She is the author of Girls with Gardenias and Downriver. She is a Best of the Web and Pushcart Prize nominee, the 2013 winner NISA’s 11th Annual Open Minds Quarterly Poetry Contest, and a finalist in the 2013 Crab Creek Review poetry contest. Her manuscript Downriver was a finalist in the Quercus Review Press poetry prize. Her work has appeared in over sixty journals and anthologies, including The Journal of the American Medical Association, Switched-on Gutenberg, CHEST, Crab Creek Review, and damselfly press. She has two grown daughters, of whom she is inordinately proud.