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 published shorter narrative nonfiction and memoir in publications including Brain, Child Magazine, Brain Teen 2016, Literary Mama, the Rumpus, Proximity, the Tin House blog and the Brevity blog. You can find her at www.dorothyriceauthor.com and @dorothyrowena.