Beth Rodgers earned her M.A. English from the University of West Florida in 2012 where she received the Laurie O'Brien Award for both Graduate Fiction and Graduate Non-Fiction (2011). Her work has been published in The Troubadour, Emerald Coast Review, and Pensacola Downtown Crowd. Rodgers graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 1980 (B.A. English, B.S. Secondary Education) where she was selected for the Nebraska Writer's Workshop. During her high school teaching career, she specialized in teaching both creative and academic writing to students at all levels of development and was nominated to Who's Who Among America's Teachers (2000, 2001, 2003). Her current writing projects include completing a collection of non-fiction short stories entitled Jim Bob's Girl.