Born and raised in Germany, Beate Sigriddaughter came to the United States in her teens, and now divides her time between Denver and Vancouver. She has published short fiction, poetry and essays in numerous magazines and ezines, most recently Moon Journal, Borderlands, 13th Moon. Her pro-peace novel, The New Parcival, was published in the summer of 2007 and describes women's experiences in and around war. She is also fiction editor of Moondance, a women's literary ezine. In late 2006, she established the Glass Woman Prize in an attempt to honor and reward authentic women's voices. One of Trivia's recent contributors, Mary Saracino, won the second Glass Woman Prize.