Susan Baller-Shepard lives and writes on the prairie in the middle of things. Her essays, poetry, photography, and sermons have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post’s “On Faith section,” the Huffington Post, Spirituality & Health, Writer’s Digest, Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine, Patheos, Day One, the Tattooed Buddha, Monasteries of the Heart, and other publications. Susan’s poetry has been featured on WGLT-FM Poetry Radio and her collection “Doe” is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. She is an ordained Presbyterian minister, a social worker, and teaches religious studies at Heartland Community College in Normal, Illinois, while completing two manuscripts, a poetry manuscript “Sung,” and a creative nonfiction manuscript. She lives in Bloomington, IL with her family.