About the Author
Clare Beams’s fiction has appeared in Day One, One Story, The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011, FiveChapters, Willow Springs, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Inkwell, n+1, and elsewhere. One of her stories earned a special mention in the anthology Pushcart Prize XXXV: Best of the Small Presses. She received her MFA from Columbia University in 2006. She taught ninth-grade English in Massachusetts for six years; she now lives in Pittsburgh with her husband and daughter.