Bio: Nikki Anne Schmutz decided she wanted to be a writer at the tender age of ten. After that decision, no other career was ever considered… except the one of being a mother. She has been a literary website poetry editor, a magazine editor-in-chief, poetry reciter, administrator of Facebook poetry groups, and freelance poetry editor. She is also a novelist, produced screenwriter, published poet, songwriter, and advocate against sexual violence. She lives in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains where she is constantly writing, mulling around new story ideas, spending time with her family, and enjoying the inspiring mysteries life has to offer.