Allison Amend was born in Chicago on a day when the Cubs beat the Mets 2-0. After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Comparative Literature, she received her MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is the author of the IPPY Award-winning short story collection, Things That Pass for Love, (OV Books, 2008) and the historical novel, Stations West (LSU’s Yellow Shoe Fiction Series, 2010).
Currently, she is completing a novel examining the intersection of art forgery and cloning, and working on screenplays. Visit her on the web at www.allisonamend.com.
Sherrie Flick’s debut novel Reconsidering Happiness is just out with University of Nebraska Press. I Call This Flirting, her awarding-winning chapbook of flash fiction, was published in 2004 (Flume Press). Her work appears in the recent anthologies Flash Fiction Forward (Norton) and New Sudden Fiction (Norton) as well as The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction. A recipient of a PA Council on the Arts grant, she lives in Pittsburgh where she works as a freelance writer and editor and serves as Artistic Director for the Gist Street Reading Series. www.sherrieflick.com