Mercedes Webb-Pullman started writing in 2007, and graduated from the International Institute of Modern Letters, Victoria University Wellington New Zealand with her MA in Creative Writing in 2011. Her poems, and the odd short story, have appeared online (Danse Macabre, Turbine, 4th Floor, Swamp, Reconfigurations, The Electronic Bridge, Bone Orchard Poetry among others) and in print (Mana magazine, Poets to the People; Poetry from Lembas Cafe 2009, The Readstrange Collection 2010, many anthologies from Kind of a Hurricane Press, and many other publications world-wide, as well as her books.). She won the Wellington Cafe Poetry contest in 2010, and wrote a foreword for their collection of 2012 contest entrants, which included another of her poems. Since then she has been awarded 3rd prize in United Poets Laureate International Poetry Contest 2015, and is particularly proud of having a haiku (the only one from New Zealand) in 100 Haiku for Peace, an international publication in five languages. Her lucky number is 8. Blue.