Mary K. O’Melveny is a recently retired labor rights lawyer. Her poetry is published in many print and online journals and on blog sites such as Writing in a Woman’s Voice and The New Verse News. Mary’s poetry chapbook, “A Woman of a Certain Age,” was published in September by Finishing Line Press. She is a coauthor of an anthology, “An Apple In Her Hand,” scheduled for publication in December, 2018 (Codhill Press.). In 2017, Mary won the Raynes Poetry Competition and was a Finalist for the Pangaea Prize sponsored by Poet’s Billow. In 2018, Mary was a Finalist for the Howard/Reid Poetry Prize, won Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Poetry Competition (Non-Rhyming) and was short-listed for the Fish Publishing Prize. Mary's poem “Kindness” has been nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize.