SARA PRITCHARD is the author of the novel-in-stories CRACKPOTS, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year 2003, and the linked-story collection LATELY. Her stories and essays have been published in numerous literary journals. Sara's awards include the Bakeless Prize for Fiction in 2002 for CRACKPOTS, the Alexander Cappon Award for Fiction 2008, a 2009 Pushcart Prize for her story "Two Studies in Entropy," and two West Virginia Literary Fellowships. Sara's new story collection, HELP WANTED: FEMALE, was published by Etruscan Press in 2013. She lives in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and teaches in the Wilkes University Low-Residency MA/MFA Creative Writing Program in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.