Nancy Schrock was fortunate enough to escape from a Sr. Director job in a Fortune 100 corporation during the last financial downturn, and she is now pursuing her second career as a writer and teacher. She currently teaches in both the Department of Chemistry and English and World Languages at the University of West Florida. In 2012, she earned an M.A. in English (Creative Writing) from the University of West Florida and received the Laurie O'Brien award for graduate poetry. Her creative writing publications have appeared in Ruminate Magazine, IAM Magazine, and Troubadour. When in industry, she was a recognized expert on the management of intellectual property, and she recently contributed a chapter to a forthcoming book on intellectual property and the humanities. She has a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in chemistry from Southern Illinois University. In her spare time, she is an award-winning colored pencil artist.