Kimberly Carlson has always been a dreamer. As a girl she dreamed of passion, and pure fulfillment—which she believes can be obtained. As she became an adult, it was art that seemed to bring these feelings to her more than anything else. After graduating Humboldt State University with an MA in English Composition and Literature, Kimberly taught composition and creative writing at Shasta College. She has been a delegate leader for Amnesty International and is a member of Genocide No More, Save Darfur. Kimberly lives in Redding, California with her husband and two children.