Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas lives in the Sierra Foothills. She studied at Santa Clara University where she was an English major. She is a nine-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a seven-time Best of the Net nominee. In 2012 herchapbook, Before I Go to Sleep won the Red Ochre Chapbook Contest. In 2018 her poem A Mall in California took 2nd place for the Jack Kerouac Poetry Prize. She is the author of numerous chapbooks and six full-length collections of poetry, including Epitaph for the Beloved, (Finishing Line Press) and Alice in Ruby Slippers (Aldrich Press) slated for publication in 2019. Her work has appeared in a wide variety of online, print publications and anthologies, including: The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, Poets and Artists, War, Literature and the Arts. She is the Editor for The Orchards Poetry Journal and a member of the Sacramento Poetry Center Board of Directors and the Saratoga Author’s Hall of Fame. According to family lore she is a direct descendant of Robert Louis Stevenson.