Melissa Goodrich grew up in a dome on a hill in Minnesota. She received her BA in Creative Writing from Susquehanna University and her MFA in Fiction from the University of Arizona. Her stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, The Kenyon Review Online, Passages North, PANK, and others, and she is the author of the collection Daughters of Monsters and the chapbook IF YOU WHAT. Her honors include the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books Fiction Award, the 2013 Market Sterling Memorial Award, the 2013 AWP Intro Award, and the 2012 Academy of American Poets Prize. She has taught creative writing, composition, and humanities at the University of Arizona and BASIS.