Beth Raymer grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her first book, Lay the Favorite: a Memoir of Gambling (Spiegel and Grau, 2010) was made into a major motion picture. Beth’s journalism has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly and the New York Times Magazine. She is currently working on her second book.
Leslie Parry is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including The Missouri Review, The Cincinnati Review, and The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories. Her debut novel, Church of Marvels, will be published by Ecco in 2015. She lives in Chicago.
Chloe Honum is the author of The Tulip-Flame. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Poetry, and The Southern Review, among other journals. Her honors include a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A. from the University of Arkansas. Chloe was raised in Auckland, New Zealand, and currently lives in Lenox, Massachusetts.