Rosalie Morales Kearns is the founder and publisher of Shade Mountain Press, an independent publisher of literary fiction by women writers. She is the author of the novel Kingdom of Women (Jaded Ibis Press) and the short-story collection Virgins & Tricksters (Aqueous Books), and her short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in Drunken Boat, Entropy, Fiction Writers Review, Luna Luna, PANK, and Yes, Poetry, among many others. She edited the anthology The Female Complaint: Tales of Unruly Women (Shade Mountain Press), and her work has appeared in the anthologies Arcana: The Tarot Poetry Anthology (Minor Arcana Press) and Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse (Lost Horse Press). She has taught at the State University of New York at Albany, the University of Illinois, and the Arts Center of the Capital Region. She holds a BA from Fordham University, an MA in Russian Language and Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois.