Louise Bierig graduated from the University of Iowa’s Undergraduate Writers’ Workshop. She has written countless short stories, several personal essays, three novels, a few poems, and is currently working on a novella. She has previously taught at the William Way Center in Philadelphia and at Soul Source in Swarthmore and Aston. Recently, her short story, Field of Rye at Twilight, was published in Philadelphia Stories. Her essays have been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Swarthmorean, and Fresh Picks, The Lansdowne Farmer’s Market newsletter (a column titled The View from Lupine Valley). Her fiction has won the following awards: 2004: Finalist in novel writing contest sponsored by Suspect Thoughts Press; 1997: Finalist for The Heekin Group Foundation Writer’s & Education Fund; 1992: First prize in Mercyhurst College’s short fiction contest.