Rosaleen Bertolino was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently living in Mexico. She received her B.A. from the University of California at Santa Cruz and her M.A. in English/Creative Writing from San Francisco State University. Her awards include a Marin Arts Council Individual Artist Grant and an Honorable Mention for the James D. Phelan Award. She has twice been a finalist for Glimmer Train's Very Short Fiction Award, and has been a writer in residence at the Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, during 2008, 2007, and 2006. She is the founder and host of the reading series Prose Cafe in San Miquel de Allende, has just completed a collection of short stories, and is at work on several others.