Arely Anaya (uh-RE-lee uh-NAH-yuh) lives in Butterfield, MN, a town of six hundred-ish people. She’s the middle child of ten and moved homes quite a bit as a kid. W is for Watonwan, an ABC children’s book, was her first publication in 2011. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a major in fiction writing and a minor in writing for television in May 2019. Her latest fiction piece, “The Safe Place” can be read in Hair Trigger‘s Winter, 2020 issue. When Anaya isn’t writing, she’s teaching seventh and eleventh graders at Butterfield-Odin Public School’s English Department and assisting the ESL Department.