Born in the Boston area, Dawn Reno Langley’s work examines racial inequalities, women’s issues, and animal abuse. A world traveler, she constantly examines the lenses people use when not on their home soil. Her work includes 28 books (nonfiction, novels, and children’s books), hundreds of articles in regional, national, and international publications, and award-winning poetry, short stories, and essays in such publications as The Green Mountains Review; The Provo Canyon Review; The Oklahoma Review; Brain, Child; and WomenArts Quarterly. She is a Fellow of the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as a Fulbright scholar. She received an MFA in Fiction from Vermont College and a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from The Union Institute and University. Langley practices yoga, gardens, writes theater/music reviews, travels, and is fascinated by the night sky.