Barbara Buckley Ristine began her professional life as an attorney, but ultimately realized writing was more enjoyable and paid less. She can’t seem to confine her writing to one genre, and she bounces between flash, historical, and speculative fiction. She avoids reality by spending most of her time falling down research rabbit holes. Her work has appeared in Bards & Sages Quarterly, the Mojave River Review, and Literally Stories, among others. She lives with her family in northern Nevada where she occasionally blogs at www.mydearestcassandra.wordpress.com.