Janet Burroway is the author of eight novels, along with plays, poetry, essays, texts for dance and children’s books. Her Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and her multi-genre Imaginative Writing is out in a third edition. Her most recent novel is Bridge of Sand (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009), and her play Medea with Child was produced in 2010 by Sideshow Theatre Company in Chicago. She is at work on a musical adaptation of Barry Unsworth’s novel Morality Play with composer Matthew M. Kiedrowski. She is Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at Florida State University, and divides her time among Florida, Wisconsin and Chicago.