Kristin Kovacic is a creative nonfiction mentor in the Carlow University MFA program. Her essays have won the Pushcart Prize and awards from the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, the Surdna Foundation, and the Heinz Endowments. She is the editor, with Lynne Barrett, of Birth: A Literary Companion (University of Iowa Press). Her work is published and anthologized widely, including in The Southern Review, The Tampa Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, Puerto del Sol, The Journal, Brain, Child Magazine, and Full Grown People. She also teaches at the Chautauqua Institution and at the High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, where she lives.