ALISON STINE is a writer, artist, and author of 5 books: THE PROTECTORS (Little A, 2016), SUPERVISION (HarperVoyagerUK, 2015), WAIT (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011), OHIO VIOLENCE (University of North Texas Press, 2009), and LOT OF MY SISTER (The Kent State University Press, 2001). Her awards include an NEA Fellowship, an Ohio Arts Council grant, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, a Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and a grant from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her essays and poems have appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, The Toast, The Kenyon Review, and many others. She has also been a storyteller on The Moth. She lives in the foothills of Appalachia with her son.