About the Author
H. Kassia (Kass) Fleisher (born in Wilmington, DE, and raised in the Philadelphia, PA, metro area) is an American writer best known for her fiction and creative nonfiction. She holds degrees in English from Dickinson College (B.A., 1981), University of North Dakota (M.A., 1989), and Binghamton University (Ph.D., 1993). Fleisher is the author of five books and numerous essays and reviews. With her spouse, the writer Joe Amato (poet), Fleisher has authored a play, Fat Jack's, and three award-winning screenplays (none of which have been produced to date). Since 2003, Fleisher has taught creative writing at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.