Steve K. Bertrand is an award-winning poet, historian, and photographer. For over thirty-five years, he has also worked as a freelance photojournalist. His poems, stories, and articles have appeared in numerous publications locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition, Steve has had a long career as a teacher/coach in the Everett School District. He has been very involved in poetry readings throughout the Pacific Northwest. Steve is the author of nineteen books. He and his wife, Donna Marie, live in Mukilteo, Washington. They have two children—Jessie and D. J. In their free time, they enjoy family, friends, and the Pacific Northwest.