Noley Reid is the author of the novels Pretend We Are Lovely and In the Breeze of Passing Things and the short story collection So There! Her stories and essays have appeared in The Southern Review, The Rumpus, Arts & Letters, Meridian, Pithead Chapel, The Lily, Bustle, Confrontation, and Los Angeles Review of Books. Reid holds an MFA from George Mason University. She taught creative writing for 18 years in colleges, universities, and community centers before giving up tenure to write full-time. She’s at work on a circus novel, teaches every once in a while because she misses it so, and lives in southwest Indiana with her two best boys, a rabbit, and two dogs, the original origami dogs.