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Rachel Fordham

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Rachel Fordham has long been fascinated by all things historical or in the words of her children "old stuff". Often the historical trivia she discovers is woven into her children's bedtime tales. Despite her love for good stories she didn't attempt writing a novel until her husband challenged her to do so (and now she's so glad he did) . Since that time she's often been found typing or researching while her youngest child naps or frantically writing plot twists while she waits in the school pick-up line. In addition to her passion for storytelling she enjoys reading, being outdoors and seeing...

Anne Valente

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Anne Valente is the author of the debut novel, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down (Willam Morrow/HarperCollins, 2016) , and the short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names (Dzanc Books, 2014) . Her short stories appear in One Story, The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review and The Chicago Tribune, and her essays appear in The Believer and The Washington Post. Originally from St. Louis, she teaches creative writing and literature at Santa Fe University of Art and Design.