T. Stores is the author of three novels, Getting to the Point (Naiad, 1995), Side Tracks (Naiad, 1996), and Backslide (Spinster’s Ink, 2008). Her short fiction, poetry and essays have appeared in numerous literary magazines, and she is the recipient of grants from the Vermont Arts Council and Barbara Deming Fund. “Fisher” is from her collection of short fiction, Frost Heaves, and is the winner of an Angel Award in this year’s Glass Woman Prize competition. The title story from the collection was winner of the Kore Press Fiction Prize, published as a chapbook and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Stores has been a resident at Bread Loaf and a scholar at The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She teaches at the University of Hartford and is the “other” mother of seven-year-old boy/girl twins. Her blog, Strangers in the Village chronicles the family’s adventures living in rural southern France.