Christine Sneed is the author of two novels and two story collections, the most recent of which is The Virginity of Famous Men. Her work has been included in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, New England Review, Ploughshares, and New York Times. After many years in Chicago and the Midwest, she now lives in southern California. She's on the fiction faculty and is also the faculty director of Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies’ graduate creative writing program. She teaches as well for Regis University’s low-residency MFA program.