Karrie McDaniels writes under the name Karrie Loomis and is the author of The Rocking Horse a stranger-danger middle grade fiction and is currently writing a book club fiction novel and non fiction essays. She is a U.S. Navy Veteran and enjoys writing about her military experience. Karrie holds a B.S. in psychology with a minor in world religions from Old Dominion University. Karrie serves on the Board of Directors for the Hampton Roads Writers Organization, is an assistant organizer of the Tidewater Writers critique group, and is on the admin team of an online group of over 3000 authors worldwide. She discovered The Muse in 2015 and continues to be a regular student, volunteer, host, and outreach teaching artist. Karrie is active with The Muse because she is grateful for the information, motivation, and fellowship provided to her and numerous other writers, and she wants to support The Muse’s growth so our literary center can continue to inspire and benefit writers for many more years to come.