Lois Elaine Heckman grew up in Los Angeles, receiving a degree in Italian from UCLA.
She has lived for many years as an expat in Milan, Italy, becoming a volunteer nurse and first aid
instructor for the Italian Red Cross. Her works have appeared previously in the Fib Review, and among
her other credits are Boston Literary Magazine, Shot Glass Journal, Victorian Violet Press, Lucid Rhythms,
Tilt-a-Whirl, Prole, LightenUp Online and Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine.
She is the proud winner of the 2010 New England Shakespeare Festival Rubber Ducky Sonnet Contest.