Martha Amore teaches in the English Department at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  She achieved her masters of fine arts degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2009 and has published stories in a number of journals and magazines, including Room, Canada’s oldest feminist literary journal.  In 2013, VP&D House published her novella in the anthology Weathered Edge: Three Alaskan Novellas.  In 2015, she won a Rasmuson Individual Artist Award to complete her collection of short stories, In the Quiet Season, which will be published by University of Alaska Press in 2018.  In 2016, Martha Amore and co-editor Lucian Childs were contributing editors of the University of Alaska Press anthology Building Fires in the Snow: A Collection of Alaska LGBTQ Short Fiction and Poetry, which was a finalist for a LAMBDA Literary Award. She is currently at work on an interdisciplinary PhD through the University of Alaska Fairbanks.