Anyone who knows Lauren Groff’s fiction would not be surprised to find that as a child in upstate New York her favorite stories were Brothers Grimm fairy tales, and by her teens she was determined to be a writer.
Jason Skipper is the author of the novel Hustle, a finalist for the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction. His work has appeared in numerous journals, including Hotel Amerika and Mid-American Review, and he’s received awards and recognition from Zoetrope: All-Story, Glimmer Train, and Crab Orchard Review. He teaches at Pacific Lutheran University and lives in Tacoma, Washington. You can find him online at http://www.jasonskipper.com.