KRISTIE BETTS LETTER is an award-winning teacher whose publications include The Colorado Department of Education’s Reader’s Handbook: Reading Strategies for Content Area Teachers. Her creative work has been honored by Best American Small Fictions, nominated for a Pushcart and has appeared in publications such as The Massachusetts Review, Passages North, Chariton Review, Washington Square, The North Dakota Quarterly and The Southern Humanities Review. Four National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships and an English Speaking Union fellowship to study at The Globe Theater allowed her to explore passions for the historical and environmental. Her artistic collaborations won the Jean Mellblom Sculpture award, and her collaborations with students led to a grant-funded environmental journal. Kristie teaches, writes and plays much trivia with her family in Colorado. Read more at kristiebettsletter.com.