Tamara Dean’s stories and essays have appeared in The American Scholar, Bellevue Literary Review, Creative Nonfiction, New Ohio Review, Orion, Seneca Review, The Southern Review, and elsewhere. Her work has been nominated for three Pushcart prizes and a National Magazine award. She’s the author of best-selling textbooks on computer networking and a book on sustainable living, The Human-Powered Home. She earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has received fellowships from Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Mesa Refuge, and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre. More online at www.tamaradean.media.