is a fiction writer whose work has been published in the Hudson Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Potomac Review, Liars' League NYC, Delmarva Review, Washingtonian, and other magazines and anthologies, including Gravity Dancers (Paycock Press). Her stories have been shortlisted for the New Letters Prize, the Dana Awards, and the Washington Writers’ Publishing House Prize. She is a fellow of both the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She holds an MFA in creative writing and has taught writing at American University, George Washington University, the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland, Miriam's Kitchen, and the Smithsonian Institution. Along with Barbara Esstman, she co-edited an anthology, A More Perfect Union: Poems and Stories about the Modern Wedding (St. Martin’s Press). She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @virginiahartmn.