Vanessa Hua received a 2015 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. Her fiction has appeared in Guernica, ZYZZYVA, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. She was a Steinbeck Fellow in Creative Writing at San Jose State University and a recipient of the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Literary Award. A former staff writer at the San Francisco Chronicle, she has filed stories from China, Burma, South Korea, Ecuador, and Panama. Deceit and Other Possibilities, her debut short story collection, is forthcoming (Willow Books, September 2016).