Jacinda Townsend is mother to a four-year-old who is cute enough to actually eat. Jacinda has published short fiction in literary magazines such as poemmemoirstory, Obsidian II, and Passages North and anthologies such as Surreal South and Telling Stories: Fiction by Kentucky Feminists. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and teaches fiction writing at Southern Illinois University.