Bella Mahaya Carter is a creative writing teacher, coach, and author of Raw: My Journey from Anxiety to Joy (memoir) and Secrets of My Sex (poetry). Aspire Magazine selected Raw for its monthly “Top Ten Inspirational Books,” and it won silver in “Mind, Body, Spirit” at the Benjamin Franklin Awards. Her current project is: Where Do You Hang Your Hammock? How to Find Freedom and Peace of Mind While You Write, Publish, and Promote Your Book. Carter’s work has appeared in dozens of print and online journals, including The Sun and Mind,Body,Green; on Jane Friedman’s blog; and in several anthologies.