Jen Knox is an exceptionally gifted storyteller, who can take the events of the past and craft them invariably into engaging and compelling narratives.
--Phillip Lopate, author of Notes on SontagJen Knox has accomplished what so many memoirists do not - she told her story in a clear, unsentimental voice with lovely prose that read like a well-crafted novel.
--Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt
Knox has had ups and downs with her family and she tells her unusual and touching story, making "Musical Chairs" a very intriguing and recommended read that will entice many memoir readers. Starred Review.
This is one of those books that lingers long after the last page.
--Heather McIntosh, author of Small Animals First
About the Author
Jen Knox earned her MFA from Bennington's Writing Seminars and works as a fiction editor at Our Stories Literary Journal and a Creative Writing Professor at San Antonio Community College. Some of her publication credits include Annalemma Magazine, Bananafish, Eclectic Flash, Flashquake, Foundling Review, The Houston Literary Journal, Metazen, Midwest Literary Magazine, Short Story America, Slow Trains, SLAB, Superstition Review, and Quiz & Quill. Forthcoming work will appear in Narrative Magazine. Jen grew up in Ohio and lives in Texas. Her second book, To Begin Again, is forthcoming in 2011.