Dorothy Rice, a San Francisco native, now lives in Sacramento. At 60, following a career in environmental protection, Dorothy earned an MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside, Palm Desert. Her first book, The Reluctant Artist: Joe Rice (1918 – 2011), a memoir/art book about her father, was published by Shanti Arts (2015). She has essays and short stories in a number of literary journals, including Brain, Child Magazine, Literary Mama, the Rumpus, Proximity, Longridge Review the Tin House blog and the Brevity blog. In 2018, one of her stories was nominated for a Pushcart and she won Second Place in the annual Kalanithi Writing Contest for her narrative nonfiction, In Photographs, about her mother’s descent into Alzheimer’s. Rice is working on her next book, a memoir about coming of age in her sixties, as well as flash-length fiction and nonfiction.
You can find her at www.dorothyriceauthor.com and @dorothyrowena.