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Laraine Herring holds an MFA in creative writing and an MA in counseling psychology. Her short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in national and local publications. Her fiction has won the Barbara Deming Award for Women and her nonfiction work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She currently directs the creative writing program at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. She is a member of the Author’s Guild and the American Association of University Professors, and she volunteers with Hospice Family Care.


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My dad loved Kenny Rogers. “The Gambler” album (yes, before it was vintage to have a record player!) frequently took a turn in the musical repertoire our house. I always loved story-songs (Elvis singing “Old Shep” was the very first one I heard, and I still cry like crazy when I hear it — it was his dog!!), and “The Gambler” was a close second. The songs beca...

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