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Ann Ryles is a graduate of the University of San Francisco's MFA in Writing Program and UC Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. She was a finalist for the 2013 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and her short stories have appeared in Midwestern Gothic, Gargoyle, Konundrum Engine Literary Review, and Stirring: A Literary Collection. She lives with her husband and their two daughters in Moraga, California.