Nicole Schmidt received her B.A. in Creative Writing with a concentration in fiction from Susquehanna University, earning departmental honors for her manuscript, The Long Way Home. She was the junior and senior fiction editor for Rivercraft, and served on council for Kappa Delta Sorority, of which she’s been an active member since 2015. She is a contributing editor for the Santa Fe Writers Project and is an avid coffee drinker. Follow her on Twitter.