Stephanie Gayle is the author of Idyll Threats (Seventh Street Books) and My Summer of Southern Discomfort (William Morrow.) She's been twice nominated for a Pushcart prize for her short fiction, which has appeared in Kenyon Review Online, Potomac Review, and Minnetonka Review. She created the popular reading series, Craft on Draft, in Boston. When not dreaming up fictional crimes, she is often found playing games. Her Settlers of Catan skills are exquisite.