STEPHANIE FOWLER won the 2001 Sophie Kerr Prize at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland for a collection of creative non-fiction short stories about Delmarva titled Crossings. After working her way through the self-publishing process, she quit her comfortable job in corporate healthcare and decided to open an indie publishing company called Salt Water Media in Berlin, Maryland. Stephanie works with other writers and authors and helps them navigate those weird publishing waters. Stephanie and her wife, Patty, live near the beach in Fenwick Island, Delaware with their definitely-not-spoiled dog, Lima. She is currently working on her second novel.