Carol Lynn Stevenson Grellas is a ten-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a seven-time Best of the Net nominee. In 2012 she won the Red Ochre Chapbook Contest, with her manuscript, Before I Go to Sleep. In 2018 her book In the Making of Goodbyes was nominated for a national book award, and her poem “A Mall in California” received 2nd place for the Jack Kerouac Poetry Prize. In 2019 her chapbook An Ode to Hope in the Midst of Pandemonium was a finalist in the Eric Hoffer Book Award, and two sonnets, “James Joyce and Nora Have a Heart-to-Heart in Heaven” and “Eight in the Morning” received Honorable Mentions in the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition. Her poems have appeared in hundreds of journals online and in print, including, Verse Daily and The Yale Journal of Humanities in Medicine. She was recently the guest speaker at the California Writer’s Club, Sacramento chapter. She is the Editor-in-Chief for The Orchards Poetry Journal and Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Tule Review. Carol Lynn is a member of the Sacramento Poetry Center Board of Directors, Saratoga Author’s Hall of Fame, and is currently enrolled in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing program.