Hi, everyone! I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida and my poems, Believing in words, not in whoever, and Staring through the cracks of reality, were published in Nota Bene, an anthology by The Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. I have edited college journals such as Phoenix Magazine, The Cypress Dome, and The Florida Review. My poetry and short stories have been published internationally in Westview, Perspectives, Taj Mahal Review, The Penwood Review, The Storyteller, Space and Time Magazine, Grey Sparrow Press and others. My illustrations have been featured in college magazines such as Aries: A Journal of Art and Literature, and most of my art covers have been published by The Mythic Circle. I want to personally thank God, my family, my friends, my peers, my readers, my publishers, and all of my former professors for helping me achieve so many of my dreams in life. I couldn t have done it without you! I love you all! Since I was 11 years old, I wanted to be a published author. Statistics and reality showed me how nearly impossible it truly was for me to become a published author through the mainstream. I need you to know that your dreams can also come true! I m sending you all of my best wishes, and a really big hug from my heart to yours! All the best, L.C. Atencio.