Gina Williams is a Pacific Northwest native originally from Whidbey Island, Washington. Much of her creative work is influenced by experience and observation. Over the years she has worked as a firefighter, reporter, housekeeper, mom, caregiver, veterinarian’s assistant, tree planter, gas station attendant, technical writer, cocktail waitress, and berry picker. Her most curious on-the-job task: feeding pet meal worms for an elderly woman as part of her housekeeping duties. Most exciting: fighting wildfires across the west. Most rewarding: raising her sons. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English, and a master’s degree in communications from the University of Oregon. Her writing and visual art have been featured most recently by Carve, Fugue, Palooka, Whidbey Life Magazine, Great Weather for Media, Black Box Gallery, theNewerYork, Third Wednesday, Gallery 360, and Tiferet Journal, among others. Learn more about her writing and publishing at GinaMarieWilliams.com.