Sue Ring deRosset, BA Zoology, MA Creative Nonfiction, is the author of The Vulture Trees (WFP, 2016). Her essays, stories, and poems have appeared in the Sun, Flyway, Santa Fe Literary Review, Rocky Mountain Poetic Inventory, Wildlife Conservation, Utah Holiday, Mountain Gazette, Evening Street Review, Matter, Front Range Review, White Pelican Review, and the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, among other publications.

From 2004-2016, Ring deRosset taught Parasitology, Clinical Pathology, and other core courses in the Veterinary Technology Program at Front Range Community College, then creative writing workshops for the college's Dept. of Rhetoric, Languages, and Philosophy. She was nominated twice for the Master Teacher Award and was the recipient of the Happy Teacher Award.

Ring deRosset was the managing editor of Matter journal in 2010 and a judge for the Anthology category of the Colorado Book Award. During grad school she served as an editorial assistant for Colorado Review (2011-2012). In 2013, she taught a Master Class in Memoir and the Novel for Northern Colorado Writers. Most recently, at Fort Collins's 2nd Annual Book Fest (2017), she read a poetry-infused personal essay on a panel with award-winning poets Bill Tremblay, Chloe Leisure, Matthew Cooperman, and Khadijah Queen, and taught a fiction workshop.

Nominated for a 2006 Pushcart Prize for her poem “Paper Wings,” selected for Glimmer Train's “Top 25 Short Stories of 2004,” and recipient of the Crow-Tremblay Creative Writing Fellowship (2011-2012), she is working on a series of novels after having completed a memoir about our powerful but complicated relationship with animals. She lives in Fort Collins, where she and her husband enjoy trail-running, cycling, and photography.

Through Draft Horse Writing & Editing Services, Sue Ring deRosset has worked one-on-one with more than a dozen writers on the Front Range as a creative writing coach, developmental book editor, and copyeditor. Please visit: