Patricia L. Scruggs is a Colorado native who grew up in Alberta, Canada. She earned her BA and MFA at California State University, Fullerton. A long-time resident of Southern California, Scruggs taught high school art. She is married, has two grown children and one grandson. Her work has been in Voices, onTarget, West/Word, Mosaic, Spillway, ONTHEBUS, Second Glance, and two anthologies, Women and Death and News from Inside.