Kathy Flann’s fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, The North American Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, New Stories from the South, and other publications. A short story collection, Smoky Ordinary, won the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award and was published by Snake Nation Press. A novella entitled Mad Dog won the AE Coppard Award at White Eagle Coffee Store Press. For five years, she taught creative writing at the University of Cumbria in England, where she created mini-courses for the BBC’s Get Writing website and served on the board of the National Association of Writers in Education. She continues to write the Letter from America column for the UK magazine Writing in Education. Flann has an MFA from UNC-Greensboro, where she served as fiction editor of The Greensboro Review. Currently, she is an assistant professor at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.