Rose Whitmore grew up on the San Francisco peninsula. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley, played rugby for the U.S. National Team, and earned her MFA from the University of New Hampshire. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Iowa Review, Missouri Review, the Sun, Fourth Genre, Mid-American Review, and the California Prose Directory. She is the recipient of a work-study scholarship from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, a residency from Hedgebrook, and the 2013 Peden Prize from the Missouri Review.