Leslie Hayertz received her BA/ed. from Central Washington University and her MA from Middlebury College. As a Spanish teacher and interpreter, she’s traveled throughout Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico, Central America and Spain. After a gritty day of conjugating verbs with her students, she reverts to her native English to write plays, articles and fiction. Her work has appeared in various publications, including Calyx, Clinton St. Quarterly and Red Rock Review, and her one-act plays have had staged readings and a production in Alaska, Washington and New York. She lives in West Linn, Oregon.