About the Author

Maria Garriott’s poetry, essays, and nonfiction articles have appeared in The Baltimore Sun, The New York Quarterly, The Christian Century, Urban Mission Journal, and the Maryland Poetry Review. With her husband Craig, she moved into urban Baltimore in 1980 to start a multiethnic church, Faith Christian Fellowship, where they still serve. She works for Parakaleo, a ministry to women in ministry, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She and Craig are the parents of five children.