LAURA TREACY BENTLEY is a poet, novelist, point-and-shoot photographer, and native West Virginian. Born in Hagerstown, Maryland, she has lived most of her life in Huntington, West Virginia, and divides her time between the mountains of West Virginia and a cabin in western Maryland. Her work has been widely published in the United States and Ireland in literary journals such as The New York Quarterly, Art Times, Poetry Ireland Review, and Antietam Review. She received a Fellowship Award for Literature from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, and her poetry has been featured on the websites of A Prairie Home Companion, Poetry Daily, and O Magazine. In 2003 Laura was honored to read her poetry with Ray Bradbury. She served as the writer in residence for the Marshall University Writing Project and taught creative writing at the 2013 West Virginia Governor's School for the Arts.