Kelly Luce's collection of stories received the San Francisco Foundation’s 2008 Jackson Award and was a finalist for the 2010 Bakeless Prize. The title story, "Ms. Yamada's Toaster", was awarded Tampa Review's Danahy Prize. Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Jentel Arts, and has recently appeared in The Southern Review, Massachusetts Review, Crazyhorse, American Short Fiction, The Gettysburg Review, and other journals. During spring 2010, she was the Writer in Residence at the Kerouac House in Orlando, FL. She keeps a hula hoop in her car.