S. M. Hulse received her M.F.A. from the University of Oregon and was a fiction fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her debut novel, Black River, will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on January 20, 2015, and is an American Booksellers Association "Indies Introduce" title for Winter/Spring 2015. Her stories have appeared in Willow Springs, Witness, and Salamander. A horsewoman and fiddler, she has spent time in Washington, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon. Her website is www.smhulse.com.