Natalie Haney Tilghman received a M.F.A. in creative writing from Pacific Lutheran University’s Rainier Writing Workshop. Her work has appeared in Santa Clara Review, Crab Creek Review, South Loop Review, CICADA magazine, and Sudden Flash Youth: 65 Short-Short Stories, a Young Adult fiction anthology by Persea Books. Previous honors include first place in the 2010 The Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest for fiction and a residency as a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. Her website is www.natalietilghman.com.