Carolyn C. Rice grew up in Beaumont, Texas. She has a B.A. in English from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, and an M.LS. in Library and Information Science from University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. She is a retired public high school media specialist. Her poetry has been published in small literary magazines, including South Carolina Writers Workshop Horizons, Petigru Review, Quill, and Earth’s Daughters.