Brenda Livingston Bradley loves teaching, good books, a great metaphor, cooking, traveling, doing for others and spending time with her husband and two adult children. For the last 37 years she has taught middle school and high school in Georgia, Missouri, and Texas as well as university students (for 26 of those years). As a professor of English at McLennan Community College since 2008, she has also taught at Oklahoma Baptist University and at Baylor University. Although her poetry has been published in professional journals and other publications, A Few More Minutes is her first book of poetry. In Waco, Texas, she is a deacon in her church, a bread maker whose “Brenda bread” is highly coveted, and a person whose gift for hospitality impacts others.