Anya Groner writes about science, environment and family. Her stories and essays can be read in Guernica, The New York Times, The Oxford American, Orion Magazine and The Atlantic and have been recognized by Best American Short Stories, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Science Writing. A recipient of funding from the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the SewaneeWriters Conference, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Studio in the Woods, and the Louisiana Board of Regents, Groner lives in New Orleans with her husband, two children, and dogs. She teaches creative writing at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and is a founder and teacher at New Orleans Writers Workshop. Kate Johnson of MacKenzie Wolf represents her literary work.