Aurelia Wills has work forthcoming in North American Review. Her stories have appeared in The Common, The Kenyon Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, CALYX, Word Riot and other journals and anthologies. Two of her stories have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Her ya novel Someone I Wanted to Be was published by Candlewick Press in 2016. She is currently completing a second novel and a collection of short fiction. She has taught at the Loft since 2011.