Jane Hertenstein lives in Chicago where she cooks, writes, and facilitates several creative writing groups at a local homeless shelter and Friendly Towers retirement community. A number of years ago Jane visited Ghost Ranch in December (her sister worked there under the ranch manager), where they snowshoed back in the canyons. Her published work includes a YA novel, Beyond Paradise, and a memoir about a Chicago bag lady called Orphan Girl. In addition she has had a number of shorter work taken by literary magazines and on-line publications. Her latest piece, “Google Earth” came out this spring in Fiction Fix, www.fictionfix.net. You can find her at her blogwww.memoirouswrite.blogspot.com.