Catherine Shields is a retired educator with an M.S. Ed in Reading. She resides in Miami, Florida where she and her husband raised their three grown daughters. When she’s not biking, kayaking or traveling with her husband, she loves spending time with her four young grandchildren and thinking of ideas for new stories. Catherine is a member of the Florida Writers Association. Her short stories have appeared in '45 Magazine Women’s Literary Journal, Levitate Magazine, Flash Fiction Friday, and Ariel Chart Literary Journal. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.