Emily Ruth Verona is the author of the novel Steady Is The Fall. She 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 work featured in Bust, The Lost Country, The Toast, The Pinch, Bookbub, and Popmatters. She lives in New Jersey with a very small dog.