Kimberly L. Becker is the author of Words Facing East (WordTech Editions, 2011). She is a member of the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, and is of Cherokee and European descent. She is currently adapting Cherokee myths into plays for the Cherokee Youth in Radio Project. She is the recipient of grants from the MD State Arts Council, and the Montgomery County Arts and Humanities Council, and a fellowship from the Hambidge Center for the Arts. Becker was a featured reader for “Native Writers in DC” at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian.