Dawna Kemper lives on the northwestern edge of Los Angeles with a view of the Simi Hills and the howls of local coyotes slipping into her dreams. Her short fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, ZYZZYVA, Colorado Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Idaho Review, Quarterly West, Santa Monica Review, and The Collagist, among other journals, and her stories have twice been listed as Notable in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. She earned her M.F.A. at Antioch University, Los Angeles, and, in addition to having completed a collection of stories, she is seeking representation for her debut novel. At the Santa Monica Review, she was on the editorial staff for several years, and she served for two years as a judge for the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. She also, occasionally, makes art.