Fiction. Flash Fiction. GIRL POWER traces the lives of women from growing pains to achy joints, creating a collage of stories that speak to the challenges, heartbreaks, joys, fears, and wonders of the worlds we inhabit. Cortese weaves effortlessly between the real and mundane (backyard barbecues and neighborhood bars) to the fantastical (fairy tale lands and side show acts), and uses her mastery of the flash form to find the perfect detail that leaves her readers reeling, story after story after story.
Katie Cortese's stories and essays have appeared in journals such as Blackbird, Gulf Coast, and Day One, as well as in including the anthology FAMILY RESEMBLANCE: AN ANTHOLOGY AND EXPLORATION OF 8 HYBRID LITERARY GENRES (Rose Metal Press, 2015). She holds a PhD from Florida State University and an MFA from Arizona State University. In addition to serving as the fiction editor for Iron Horse Literary Review, she teaches in the creative writing program at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, where she lives with her husband, son, and two tiny dogs.Author City: LUBBOCK, TX USA