MARTHA AMORE teaches writing at Alaska Pacific University and the University of Alaska Anchorage. She achieved her Masters of Fine Arts from UAA, and she has published stories in a number of journals and magazines. Her first novella came out in 2013 in the anthology Weathered Edge: Three Alaskan Novellas. In 2015, she won a Rasmuson Individual Artist Award to complete her collection of short stories. She lives in Anchorage with her husband, three daughters, two cats, and one big dog.
LUCIAN CHILDS is a recipient of a 2013 Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award. He has been awarded residencies at Byrdcliffe Art Colony and at Artscape Gibraltar Point and was a Peter Taylor Fellow at the 2015 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. He is the winner of the 2013 Prism Review Short Story Prize. His stories have appeared in the literary journals Grain, Sanskrit, The Puritan, Jelly Bucket, Quiddity, Rougarou, and Cirque, among others. He divides his time between Anchorage and Toronto, where he lives with his husband.