Vicki Forman is a writer, a teacher, a mother and an advocate for people with disabilities. Her memoir, This Lovely Life, won the PEN Center USA Award in Creative Nonfiction and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Bakeless Nonfiction, (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009). Her work has appeared the Seneca Review and the Santa Monica Review as well as the anthologies, Love You To Pieces: Creative Writers on Raising a Child With Special Needs, and Literary Mama: Reading for the Maternally Inclined. For several years, she wrote the popular column, “Special Needs Mama” at Literary Mama. She currently teaches creative writing at the University of Southern California. She attended the Community of Writers in 1994.