Lori A. May is the author of several books, including The Write Crowd: Literary Citizenship & the Writing Life (Bloomsbury) and The Low-Residency MFA Handbook: A Guide for Prospective Creative Writing Students (Continuum). She writes across the genres and her work may be found in publications including The Atlantic, Brevity, Midwestern Gothic, and Writer’s Digest. As a freelance editor, Lori has worked with Kaylie Jones Books (an Akashic Books imprint), Creative Nonfiction, and other presses and journals. A frequent guest speaker across North America, and a roadtrip aficionado with a penchant for coffee, Lori writes and lives in the Pacific Northwest. Check out her website.