Emily Ruth Verona is the author of the novel Steady Is The Fall. She recieved her Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Cinema Studies from the State University of New York at Purchase. She is the recipient of the 2014 Pinch Literary Award in Fiction and a 2014 Jane Austen Short Story Award Finalist. Previous publication credits include work featured in Read. Learn. Write., The Lost Country, The Toast, The Bookbub Blog, and Popmatters. She lives in New Jersey with a very small dog.