K.L. Cook is the author of, most recently, Love Songs for the Quarantined (September 2011), winner of the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. He has also published two other books of fiction: Last Call, winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction; and The Girl from Charnelle, a novel that received the Willa Award for Contemporary Fiction and was named a Southwest Book of the Year and Editor’s Choice Selection of the Historical Novel Society, among other honors. His stories and essays have appeared widely in magazines, journals, and anthologies, including Glimmer Train, One Story, Threepenny Review, Harvard Review, The Writer’s Chronicle, Poets & Writers, Shenandoah, Harvard Review, Best of the West 2011: Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri, and Now Write: Fiction Writing Exercises from Today’s Best Writers and Teachers. He teaches at Prescott College and Spalding University’s brief-residency MFA in Writing Program. www.klcook.com.