Courtney received her MFA from UCSD. Her work appears in the anthologies, California Prose Directory: New Writing From the Golden State and Ancestors, Place, and Memory… Our Stories Will Never Die. She was recognized in MARY as their New Voice in Nonfiction and by Terrain.org: A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments as their fiction contest winner. She writes on mindfulness and writing on her blog, Om & Ink. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart and she has received travel grants to do research for her writing in Spain. She loves yoga near trees, teatime, floating in the Pacific, and working with others to inspire their creativity. She teaches yoga, creativity, and writing in the San Diego area. To learn more about her work or working with her, visit courtneykilian.com and follow her @CAmberKilian.