Amber Taliancich is from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and earned her MFA from the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Cleveland, Ohio. She’s the winner of the Leonard Trawick prize for fiction, as well as a two-time recipient of the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Ninth Letter, the Pinch, Entropy, Hobart, Pithead Chapel, and elsewhere. Currently, Amber is the coordinator for the Cherry Tree Young Writers’ Conference at Washington College, a cofounder and editor of Sidereal Magazine, and the assistant director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House. She lives in Chestertown, Maryland.