Laura Iodice, a Bronx native, has resided with her husband in Syracuse, N.Y. for the past forty years. She is a veteran educator, has taught classes in literature, composition, rhetoric and cultural constructions of race and has published professionally about these subjects. Her creative non-fiction has appeared in The Furious Gazelle, Conclave Magazine, Litro, Metafore Magazine, Crack the Spine Literary Journal and Vending Machine. Her poems have been featured in The Write Launch and in What Rough Beast. Most recently, she has enjoyed the publication of her first middle school illustrated chapter book, Where the Heart Lives.