Ellaraine Lockie lives in Sunnyvale, California, where she is a full-time writer of poetry, nonfiction books, and essays. Ellaraine's was awarded the 2013 Women's National Book Association?s Poetry Prize and the Best Individual Collection from England's Purple Patch magazine for her collection Stroking David's Leg. Her collection Red for the Funeral won the San Gabriel Poetry Festival Chapbook Contest, and her collection Wild as in Familiar was named Chapbook Spring Pick for The Aurorean. Her most recent collection, Coffee House Confessions, was released in 2013 from Silver Birch Press. Ellaraine teaches poetry and freelance writing workshops and serves as Poetry Editor for the lifestyles magazine, Lilipoh. She has just completed judging the 2013 Reuben Rose Poetry Competition for Voices Israel and the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contests for Winning Writers. Ellaraine is also a professional papermaker who has worked with community projects in that capacity in South Africa and for various U. S. businesses. A video featuring Ellaraine's poetry, handmade papers, and handbound books can be seen here. Read more about her at http://literati.net/ellaraine-lockie.