Emily Ruth Verona received 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, a 2014 Jane Austen Short Story Award Finalist, and a Luke Bitmead Bursary Finalist. Previous publication credits include fiction featured in The Pinch, New Legends, Lamplight Magazine, and Mystery Tribune. Her essays/articles have appeared online for Bookbub, Litro, BUST, and Bloody Women. She lives in New Jersey with a very small dog.