Michelle Collins Anderson lives, writes and mothers in Liberty, Missouri. She and her husband Clay have three children: Benjamin, 16; Levi, 12; and Vivian, 9. She recently graduated with an MFA in creative writing from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC, and her essays and fiction have been published in The Green Hills Literary Lantern, The Sulphur River Literary Review, Dan River Anthology and Plum Magazine. One of her stories was recently named a finalist for the 2013 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction. Michelle serves on the board of The Missouri Review and teaches creative writing to a bunch of awesome third-graders at Franklin Elementary School. She is currently working on a short story collection and her first novel.