Dorothy Rice lives in Sacramento, California, with her husband and youngest of their five children. Following a 30-year career in environmental protection, at age 60, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside. Her stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The Rumpus, Still Point Arts Quarterly, Brain, Child, The Louisville Review, and a few others. Her first book, The Reluctant Artist, about her father (Joseph Rice, 1918-2011), an unknown abstract artist, will be published later this year.

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