Micah Perks is the author of a novel, We Are Gathered Here , a memoir, Pagan Time , and a short memoir from Shebooks, Alone In The Woods . Her short stories and essays have appeared in Epoch, Zyzzyva, Tin House, The Toast, OZY , and The Rumpus , among many other journals and anthologies. She has won an NEA, four Pushcart Prize nominations, and the New Guard Machigonne 2014 Fiction Prize. She received her BA and MFA from Cornell University and now lives with her family in Santa Cruz, where she co-directs the creative writing program at UCSC. More info and work at micahperks.com.