Peg Alford Pursell is the author of the forthcoming book of stories, SHOW HER A FLOWER A BIRD A SHADOW (ELJ Publications). Her work has been published in or forthcoming from Permafrost, the International Journal of Compressed Arts, RHINO, the Los Angeles Review, among others, and shortlisted for the Flannery O’Connor Award. She curates Why There Are Words, a reading series she founded five years ago in Sausalito. She works as an editor, teacher, and writing coach. Visit her personal website here.