Shelby Hinte is a writer and educator living in the Bay Area.  She has been a contributing food and beverage writer for Edible Santa Fe. She is currently pursuing her MFA in fiction at San Francisco State University. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Witness Magazine, Hobart, Quiet Lightning's Sparkle + Blink, decomP magazinE, and elsewhere. She is currently at work on a novel about women and vortexes in the desert.