Cristina Trapani-Scott is a former journalist and the author of the poetry chapbook The Persistence of a Bathing Suit (Finishing Line Press). She is a graduate of the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University. Her poems and stories have been published in Paterson Literary Review, Bigger Than They Appear: An Anthology of Very Short Poems, Hip Mama Magazine, Sweet Lemons 2: International Writings With a Sicilian Accent, Entropy Magazine, Cleaver Magazine, and Orca: A Literary Journal, among others. Cristina also teaches creative writing and serves as the newsletter coordinator for the Writing Heights Writers Association in Colorado as well as contributing editor at Good River Review. She currently lives in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains with her partner, Jay, and their Lab/Chessie mix pup, Olive.