Renate Wildermuth writes for The Albany Times Union and Adirondack Life Magazine and is a commentator for NCPR. Her articles have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami Herald and Motherwords. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry Jumps off the Shelf, The Postcard Press, and Mannequin Envy. She published a romance novel this year, To Conquer the Heart of a King, under the name J. S. Laurenz. She and her husband and their two children live in Pennsylvania.