Tom Noyes’ collection Come by Here: A Novella and Stories won the 2013 Autumn House Prize in Fiction. He is the author of two other story collections, Spooky Action at a Distance and Other Stories and Behold Faith and Other Stories, which was shortlisted for Stanford Libraries William Saroyan Award. Tom has earned degrees in writing from Ohio University, Wichita State University and Houghton College, and his stories have appeared in such journals as Ascent, Colorado Review, Image, Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, Sycamore Review, Terrain.org, Third Coast and West Branch. He has been awarded grants from The Sustainability Arts Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Currently, he directs the BFA program at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, where he also serves as a consulting editor for the literary journal Lake Effect.