Eileen Shields holds an MFA from UCR-PD. She is a member of the Writers Guild of America, and 826LA, an organization that promotes literacy in Los Angeles schools. She currently works in marketing for Dzanc books. Her recent essays appear in Los Angeles Review, Rumpus, Alimentum, The Toast and Slice. Although her primary residence is Los Angeles, Eileen and her husband like to say their hearts live in Sun Valley, where they have maintained a second home for nearly twenty years.