Fiction. These patient, heartfelt stories of Midwestern life are shadowed by loss, by straightened economic circumstances (they're also, not coincidentally, stories of tenuous middle class life), by loneliness. And yet they also glow with an affecting and very human stoicism; their quiet desperation matched by a quiet decency amounting to hope. These characters endure, as their stories deserve to.
Christine M. Lasek holds an MFA in fiction from the University of South Florida, where she served as the Managing Editor of Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art. She currently teaches creative writing and serves as the Academic Professional for the Creative Writing Program at the University of Georgia. The first 30 years of Christine's life were spent in southeast Michigan. She grew up in Troy and graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2003. Prior to pursuing a degree in creative writing, she worked as a web editor and public relations official for companies in and around Detroit, including WXYZ-TV Channel 7 and Crain's Detroit Business. Christine's fiction and nonfiction have been published in literary magazines, including Coal City Review, The Sierra Nevada Review, Tampa Review Online, and VIA: Voices in Italian Americana, among others. Christine lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and their feline overlord, China.Author City: ATHENS, GA USA