Sandra Van Pelt Hogue M.S.W. M.F.A. was born and raised in the coalfields of West Virginia, and it is this region that is the primary focus of her writing. She holds graduate degrees from New York University in New York City and The Sewanee School of Letters/University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Sandra has worked as a psychotherapist with private practices in New York City, Atlanta, and Mobile. Her most recent short story collection is entitled Roads With Mirrors. The title story was featured in The Appalachian Heritage Literary Review and won a Plattner Prize for outstanding fiction. Harm, the third story in the Roads With Mirrors short story cycle is the Slippery Elm Literary Journal prose contest winner and will be featured in the inaugural issue December, 2013.