Anne Gudger is a Portland essay and memoir writer. She’s grateful to be published in Real Simple, The Rumpus, Slippery Elm, NAILED, and more. In November 2017, she won two essay contests: New Millennium Writings and Hippocampus. She also won the Kay Snow contest previously. She lives with her sweet husband and is lucky to have her grown kids and their spouses not far. Plus dogs and horses too.