Award-winning author Bria Burton lives in St. Petersburg with her wonderful husband and two wild pets. Her short fiction has appeared in over a dozen anthologies and magazines. She has earned two First Place Royal Palm Literary Awards (RPLA) for unpublished manuscripts. At St. Pete Running Company, she's employed as a blogger and customer service manager. As a member of the Florida Writers Association, she leads the St. Pete chapter and serves on the statewide FWA Board. She's also a member of the Alvarium Experiment, a by-invitation-only consortium of outstanding authors. In 2003, she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in English from Flagler College where she earned the English Department Award.