Robyn Carter is a faculty member in the English department at Ashford University and also serves as the San Francisco WritersCorp artist in residence at Redding Elementary School. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte, and when she is not teaching or developing curriculum, she writes fiction. Her short stories have appeared in Conjunctions, Ninth Letter, West Branch, Colorado Review and other journals. She is at work on a series of guides for middle grade teachers called Writers Read! Bridging the Gap between the Reading & Writing Workshop. Check out Room2Ruminations to see art and writing by her third, fourth and fifth graders.