Karrie Loomis, a U.S. Navy Veteran, is the author of The Rocking Horse a stranger-danger middle grade fiction and currently writes book club fiction and personal essays. She is working toward a Master of Arts degree in transpersonal psychology from Atlantic University and holds a B.S. in psychology with a minor in world religions from Old Dominion University. Karrie serves on the Executive Board for Hampton Roads Writers as the Treasurer. She discovered The Muse in 2015 and continues to be a regular student, volunteer, host, and outreach teaching artist.