Elisabeth Sharp McKetta is the author of The Fairy Tales Mammals Tell and the founder of Poetry for Strangers. She has degrees from Harvard (BA), Georgetown (MA), and University of Texas at Austin (PhD). She has received awards for her writing on several occasions and served as a featured poet and storyteller at many events. She is currently working on a book about ways writers can use myth and fairy tales as scaffolding for personal narrative and memoir. She teaches web-based writing classes for Harvard and lives in Boise, ID, where she works as a writer and educator.