Rosalie Morales Kearns is a writer of Puerto Rican and Pennsylvania Dutch descent whose stories and poems have appeared in The Nervous Breakdown, Witness, Painted Bride Quarterly, and other journals. She has recently completed a novel, Kingdom of Women, which focuses on a female Roman Catholic priest in an alternative near-future; and is in the planning stages of her next novel, which takes place in Russia and follows five friends from the Bolshevik Revolution through World War II. She has an MFA from the University of Illinois, and has taught creative writing at Illinois and SUNY-Albany.