Stephanie Reents received her B.A. from Amherst College, and a second B.A. from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She has an MFA from the University of Arizona, and her short stories have been published in Epoch, StoryQuarterly, Gulf Coast, Pleiades, Denver Quarterly, and O. Henry Prize Stories 2006 among other places. She was a Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University in 2002-2003, and was recently a scholar at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. She is currently finishing a novel set in Oxford about severed limbs and disappearing gargoyles.