Regan Byrne Palmer has worked in publicity for Simon & Schuster, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. She has written for a number of newsletters, and she co-founded and edited Turtle Quarterly, a literary magazine. She was a Preliminary Judge for the 31st Annual Minnesota Book Award. She has studied fiction at the Loft Literary Center and recently completed her novel, A Dandelion Crown in Winter.