Katharine Valentino worked for 25 years at menial jobs before acquiring a BA degree in journalism from Indiana University in Bloomington. For the next 20 years, she worked at slightly more interesting jobs and occasionally was even allowed to write some technical thing or another. She retired in 2015 and moved to Oregon. She is writing her memoirs and occasionally edits and publishes others' memoirs, stories and poems. Her website is Setting Forth—on a Literary Itinerary at http://settingForth.pub.