Solveig Eggerz is the author of the award-winning novel Seal Woman, published in 2008 by Ghost Road Press. A native of Iceland, she teaches creative writing workshops in the Washington, DC, area. Her short story “The Midwife,” a chapter from a forthcoming novel, won first prize in the 2009 Virginia Writers’ Club contest. Her short story “The Volunteer” won an award from the Baltimore Writers Alliance. Solveig’s writings have appeared in such places as the Northern Virginia Review, Palo Alto Review, Lincoln Review, Midstream, Issues, the Journal of the Baltimore Writers Alliance, the Christian Century, and Open Windows: An Anthology. She earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature, with a focus on medieval literature, from Catholic University. A resident of Alexandria, VA, Solveig has three grown children.