Ashley Memory is the author of a novel, Naked and Hungry, and a poetry collection, Waiting for the Wood Thrush. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has twice won the Doris Betts Fiction Prize, and she currently serves as a critique editor and judge for Women on Writing. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals, magazines, and websites, including Carve, Permafrost, Poets & Writers, Real Simple, and NBC Think. She lives in southwestern Randolph County, North Carolina, surrounded by the mystical Uwharrie Mountains. For more, visit her blog at ashley-memory.com.