Rachel Burkholder grew up on a farm in Ohio. From a young age her active imagination was evident–especially during the games of make-believe which she played with her three older siblings. She has earned her bachelor’s and master’s in English. Rachel’s studies have led her into a deep understanding of the roles of Story, Myth and Faerie Tales. Maybe one day she’ll actually finish the novels she’s begun. Until then, the world waits with bated breath. Rachel’s short story Gwendolyn and the Dragon delighted readers in the inaugural February 2011 edition of the e-zine.