Kellie Wells was awarded the Flannery O'Connor Award and the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award for Compression Scars, a collection of short fiction. She's also a recipient of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award for emerging women writers. Her novel Skin was published in the Flyover Fiction Series, by the University of Nebraska Press, edited by Ron Hansen. Her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, The Fairy Tale Review, and was selected by Kevin Brockmeier for inclusion in the 2010 Best American Fantasy. Her second novel, Fat Girl, Terrestrial, will be published in October of 2012, by FC2. She's a graduate of the writing programs at the University of Montana, the University of Pittsburgh, and Western Michigan University.