A PEN Open Book Award Nominee, Leesa Cross-Smith has been a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction and Iowa Short Fiction Award. She is the author of the short story collection Every Kiss a War and lives in Louisville, KY. Please join us for a reading and book signing!
Sarah Jarboe is a master juggler who raises two wild boys, works in a high school library, earned her Master’s in Library and Information Science, and writes children’s fiction. She lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her family and a mutt named Peaches.
Robyn Ryle is a writer who also teaches sociology at a small liberal arts college in Indiana. Her textbook, Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration, is in its second edition with Pine Forge Press. She has essays and stories at Gawker, CALYX Journal, Stymie Magazine, and Bluestem Magazine, among others. You can find her on Twitter, @RobynRyle.
O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of the SummerLonglisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Set in contemporary Louisville, Leesa Cross-Smith's mesmerizing first novel surrounding the death of a police officer is a requiem for marriage, friendship and family, from an author Roxane Gay has called "a consummate storyteller."