Nicole R. Zimmerman holds an MFA in Writing from the University of San Francisco. She is a Pushcart nominee and a 2019 recipient of the Discovered Awards for Emerging Literary Artists produced by Creative Sonoma and made possible, in part, with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her work has appeared in anthologies such as The Best Women’s Travel Writing, newspapers including the Los Angeles Times, and literary journals like Ruminate, Origins, and Creative Nonfiction. She lives with her wife in Northern California where she hosts writing sessions. Read more at nicolerzimmerman.com.