Patrice Claeys came late to creative writing, following years in publishing and PR, as well as raising a family. After practicing at Northwestern University's Osher Life-long Learning Center, she earned a Certificate in Poetry from the University of Chicago Writer's Studio. The poetry group Plumb Line Poets has inspired her ever since. Her work has appeared in Beech Street Review, Bird's Thumb, Found Poetry Review, Nassau Review, the Aurorean, and others, and is forthcoming in Open: Journal of Arts and Letters. She was a featured artist in Light: A Journal of Photography and Poetry and has been nominated for Best of the Net by Blue Heron Review. Patrice is a long-time contributor to the Mom Egg Review.