Nancy Gould received a B. A. and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. As a graduate student, she taught freshman and junior composition and literature and served as the editorial assistant on the D. H. Lawrence Review. She has worked with Dr. Hana Ayala as editor since 1991. In 2010, she retired from the University of California, Irvine, where she had worked for 25 years as a human resources administrator.