Kalyn Denny had no idea how her life would change when she started a blog called Kalyn's Kitchen in 2005 to store the recipes her friends were asking for. Since then she has retired from teaching elementary school, became a full-time blogger, and now spends most days cooking, photographing the food, writing recipe posts, sharing on social media, and doing all the other things it takes to maintain a successful blog. In addition to her original blog, Kalyn has a site called Slow Cooker from Scratch that features healthier slow cooker recipes from other bloggers, and she also writes at BlogHer.com. She has appeared on panels talking about blogging at BlogHer, BlogHerFood, SXSW, and IACP. Kalyn lives in Utah, and is passionate about middle eastern food, murder mysteries, cooking, photography, The Good Wife, her Mini-Cooper Countryman, and her family, not necessarily in that order.