account_circle by Gina Marie Bernard
Gina Bernard’s work has appeared in Red Weather, Minnesota Monthly, Lake Country Journal, Wisconsin Review, Prism Quarterly, Defenestration, The First Line, and Front Street Review. She won Minnesota Monthly’s 17th-annual Tamarack Award for short fiction in 2002. Her young adult novel, Alpha Summer, was published by Loonfeather Press in 2005. In December 2012, she was a featured reader at Intermedia Arts' Queer Voices reading series in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the longest-running series of its kind in the nation. She currently live in Bemidji, Minnesota, where she teaches high school English. When not writing, she slips into her alter ego, wicked vixen, a blocker for the Babe City Rollers roller derby team. She is the crazy-proud parent of two beautiful daughters, Maddie and Parker.