Kristen-Paige Madonia is the author of the young adult novels INVISIBLE FAULT LINES (2016) and FINGERPRINTS OF YOU (2012), both published by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Hailed by Judy Blume as “A remarkable young novelist,” Madonia was the 2012 D. H. Lawrence Fellow, and her short fiction has appeared in such publications as the Greensboro Review, Five Chapters, the New Orleans Review, and American Fiction. She has received fellowships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Hambidge Center, the Vermont Studio Center, Juniper Summer Writing Institute, VCCA, Hedgebrook, the Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Studios of Key West. She was the 2010 recipient of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival award and the 2008 recipient of the Key West Literary Seminar’s Marianne Russo Fellowship. She holds an MFA from California State University, Long Beach and teaches creative writing at James Madison University, Goochland County High School, WriterHouse and the Key West Literary Seminar; she also serves as a Faculty Mentor with the University of Nebraska’s low-residency MFA in Writing Program.
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