After graduating UCLA with a BA in English literature, Carolyn Ziel has worked as an executive recruiter, speaker and writer. She is now transitioning in her career so she can focus more seriously on her writing. She’s studied with Jack Grapes, Richard Jones, John Fox, and Perie Longo. Her work has been published in Diverse Voices Quarterly and is forthcoming in Onthebus,, Crate Literary Journal and Cultural Weekly. Carolyn is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. Visit her here: http://www.carolynziel.com for more.