Karen Parkman is a writer and graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her writing has received fellowships and support from the Sozopol Fiction Seminars, the Key West Literary Seminar, and the Vermont Studio Center. She has taught and lectured about writing at the University of Iowa, the Iowa Young Writers' Studio, and Kirkwood Community College. Her work has appeared in Joyland and Witness. She is currently at work on her first novel.