MARSHA MATHEWS is a writer and educator living in Dalton, Georgia. Her most recent book, Hallelujah Voices, presents the voices of a Southwest Virginia congregation as individuals experience pivotal moments in their lives. Marsha’s love poems, Sunglow & A Tuft of Nottingham Lace, won the Red Berry Editions 2011 Chapbook Award. Her first book, Northbound Single-Lane (Finishing Line Press, 2010), follows the journey of a woman who finds herself suddenly single, with young children to care for. She leaves home and all she knows to travel north. Marsha’s poetry and fiction appears in literary magazines, including Appalachian Heritage, Apalachee Quarterly, Broad River Review, Dash, Fourth River, Greensboro Review, Inkwell Journal, Kansas Quarterly, and Pembroke. She serves on the Board of the Chattanooga Writers Guild. In 2013, Marsha won the Orlando Prize for Flash Fiction (AROHO).