Colleen Morrissey is an author, scholar, and teacher from Omaha, Nebraska. She achieved her BA at the University of Iowa, her MA at the University of Kansas, and recently completed her PhD in English at the Ohio State University. She currently teaches at the Columbus College of Art and Design. She was awarded an O. Henry Prize in 2014 and has been a Best American Short Stories Notable. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Southeast Review, Cincinnati Review, and others; her creative nonfiction has appeared in Confrontation; and her poetry has appeared in Parcel and Blue Island Review.