MARLA MULLOY is an aspiring writer with an evolving collection of poems and stories, one of which has recently been published in The Timberline Review. Having been a teacher for many years, she occasionally appears at the the local community school and is involved in the refugee community in Calgary. Much of her writing reflects the experience of refugees, documenting through story the paths that brought them here and how they create home in new places. She loves to run, finds peace in yoga and often has random people for dinner, especially those new to Canada. She lives in the forest of Redwood Meadows, Alberta. She and her husband have three grown children who appear at home regularly. She continues to share her writing through her blog: www.tossingwords.wordpress.com.