Kathy Leonard Czepiel
Kathy Leonard Czepiel is the recipient of a 2012 creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her short fiction has appeared in Cimarron Review, Indiana Review, CALYX, Confrontation, Brain Child, and elsewhere. She teaches writing at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. A Violet Season is her first novel, published by Simon & Schuster in July 2012.