Ashley Mae Hoiland

Ashley Mae Hoiland {[email protected]} received a BFA in studio art and an MFA in creative writing, both from Brigham Young University. She currently lives in Palo Alto where 196 she is an artist-in-residence in local elementary schools and her husband is a PhD candidate at Stanford University. She has two small and good children, Remy and Thea. She writes, illustrates, and sells her own children's books and art. Her essays and artwork can be found at

In Light

Articles/Essays – Volume 47, No. 4

Dialogue 47.4 (Winter 2014): 89–94
The day the missionaries came to our house in 1988, a rainbow fell across the sky in our neighborhood on the hill. I stood on the ledge of the bathtub and curled my fingers on the windowsill to pull my scrawny body up to see.

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