Authors from Akashic Books:
Adam Smyer is an attorney, martial artist, and mediocre bass player. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two cats. Knucklehead is his debut novel.
Lauren A. Stahl began her legal career as an assistant district attorney, prosecuting felonies with a focus on SVU crimes. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law and received her MFA from Wilkes University. Stahl resides in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, and a giant but sweet mastiff, Myra Ellen. The Devil’s Song is her debut novel.
Authors from Feminist Press:
YZ Chin’s Though I Get Home is a debut short story collection, winner of Feminist Press’s inaugural Louise Meriwether Prize. She is also the author of the poetry chapbooks deter (dancing girl press, 2013), and In Passing (Anomalous Press, 2019). She was raised in Taiping, Malaysia, and now lives in New York.
T Kira Madden, contributor to the forthcoming anthology, Go Home! She is an APIA writer, photographer, and amateur magician living in New York City. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She served as the Fiction Editor for Lumia and program coordinator of a creative writing workshop at the Valhalla Correctional Facility in Valhalla, New York. She is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of No Tokens, a print journal of literature and art, and the founding curator of Krapp Shot, a reading and performance series in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She is the recipient of fellowships from Yaddo, Hedgebrook, The MacDowell Colony, Tin House, Disquiet, and Summer Literary Seminars, for which she won the Editor’s Choice Award in fiction. She is a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in nonfiction literature. Her debut memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2019.