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 six-time Best of the Net nominee. In 2012 her chapbook, 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 Authors Hall of Fame. According to family lore, she is a direct descendant of Robert Louis Stevenson.