is an award-winning novelette, short story, and flash fiction writer with over 250 stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals, and anthologies. DC’s stories have appeared in: 34th Parallel, So It Goes: The Literary Journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum and Library, Lunch Ticket, Raven Chronicles, Silver Pen, Blue Lake Review, and many others. Among DC’s awards and honorary mentions are: twice nominated for the 2020 Pushcart Award and nominated in 2017 and in 2020 for Best of the Net Anthology. DC’s short story collection, Stepping Up will be published in 2021. She lives on the California central coast with her wife and animals.