Beatrice M. Hogg is a coal miner’s daughter from southwestern Pennsylvania. She has a BA in social work from the University of Pittsburgh and a MFA in creative writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She has worked in governmental social services and nonprofit areas for over twenty years in Pennsylvania and California. Her stories, poems and essays have appeared in many publications, including Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sacramento Bee, Reminisce, Black Issues Book Review, Astronomy, Sacramento News and Review and BUST. Her work has appeared in over ten anthologies and several websites. She is working on essay collections about music influences and her mining hometown. She is the recipient of several local writing awards and once won roundtrip tickets to London by writing a letter to a radio station. For four years, she facilitated a writing workshop at a Sacramento women’s shelter. She lives in Sacramento, California with her cat, Ozzy. Three Chords One Song is her first book.