Christine Brandel was born in the American Midwest but came to life in England's East Midlands. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in literary journals all over the world, and in 2017, her poetry collection A Wife Is A Hope Chest was released. She rants and raves through her character Agatha Whitt-Wellington (Miss) on the blog, Everyone Needs an Algonquin. More of her work can be found at clbwrites.com. Find her on Twitter @clbwrites.