Pia Z. Ehrhardt is the author of FAMOUS FATHERS & OTHER STORIES (MacAdam/Cage) and a recently completed novel JUST LIVE HERE. Her stories and essays have appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Oxford American, Narrative Magazine, Guernica, The Rumpus.net, The Morning News and on the app, Great Jones Street. Stories have been anthologized in the Norton Anthology NEW SUDDEN FICTION; SHORT SHORTS FROM AMERICA AND BEYOND (edited by Robert Shapard and James Thomas); SUDDEN FLASH YOUTH: 65 SHORT-SHORT STORIES (edited by Christine Perkins-Hazuka, Tom Hazuka, Mark Budman; Rose Metal Press’s FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING FICTION (Tarah L. Masih, editor); THE UNITED STATES OF MCSWEENEY’S (edited by Nick Hornby and Eli Horowitz), AIRPLANE READING (edited by Christopher Schamberg and Mark Yakich), the 2010 and 2014 editions of WRITING FICTION: A GUIDE TO NARRATIVE CRAFT ( edited by Janet Burroway, Elizabeth Stuckey-French and Ned Stuckey-French) and NEW MICROFICTION (edited by James Thomas and Robert Scotellaro. Her work has been featured on NPR’s Selected Shorts and at WordTheater in Los Angeles. She is the recipient of a Bread Loaf Fellowship and the Narrative Prize. She lives in New Orleans with her husband and son.