Avellina Balestri is a Catholic author and editor based in the historic Maryland-Pennsylvania borderlands. Her stories, poems, and essays have been featured in over thirty print and online publications. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Fellowship & Fairydust, a magazine inspiring faith, creativity and exploring the arts through a spiritual lens. Under its auspices, she had the honor of hosting a literary conference commemorating the legacy of J.R.R. Tolkien. Avellina believes that the Trinitarian and Incarnational mysteries are reflected in all things good, true, and beautiful, and that the image of God is wondrously woven into every human heart. These themes are at the forefront of the stories she chooses to tell.