Wanda S. Paryla was born in Chicago, Illinois, and raised on a farm in Central Texas. At sixteen she returned to Chicago where she lived for several years before opting to go to college in Texas where she received a BA in sociology from Baylor University. With a life split between two states, and two very different worlds, Wanda’s emotional experiences transmit through her writing. Along life’s path, she’s met some very colorful people who have made various lasting impressions upon her which she relates through her work. Wanda’s poem, Haunting Memories, was published in the Vicious Spirits anthology in 2010. She is currently working to self publish her finished novel, Someday Always Comes. She resides in the Chicago area.