Rosanna Armendáriz grew up in Brooklyn, New York and later moved to the US/Mexico border region where she attended the University of Texas at El Paso and earned a BA in sociology and an MFA in creative writing. She also attended the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshops at Texas A&M University, and her short stories have appeared in Callaloo, Bryant Literary Review, and Moon Journal. She has poems in Poetic Voices without Borders (Gival Press 2005), Illya’s Honey, Thorny Locust, and BorderSenses. Most recently, one of her short fiction pieces has been selected to be included in the next GirlChild Press anthology Just Like a Girl: A Manifesta! scheduled for publication in August 2008.