About the Author

Mari Coates lives in San Francisco, where she was an arts writer and theater critic before becoming a senior editor at the University of California Press. She graduated from Connecticut College and holds an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers. Her stories have been published in literary journals, and she is grateful for residencies at I-Park, Ragdale, and Hypatia-in-the-Woods, which allowed her to develop and complete The Pelton Papers