Bess Vanrenen is a writer, editor, and mostly armchair traveler. She lives in Denver with her family. Vanrenen has an MA degree in English from the University of Colorado at Boulder and an MFA degree in Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. Her personal essays are published in a variety of print and digital publications, including Role Reboot and The Manifest-Station. Vanrenen’s short story “Missed Connection” won a Stories on Stage contest and was performed live, and her short story “Unexpected Gifts” was published by The Sand Hill Review.
The Land of Lakes and Volcanoes, Volume 4, Issue 2