Cathy Day is the author of The Circus in Winter, a fictional history of her hometown, Peru, Indiana, and Comeback Season: How I Learned to Play the Game of Love, a memoir. Her short fiction and nonfiction have been published in North American Review, Ninth Letter, Gettysburg Review, as well as other publications. She earned her M.F.A. at the University of Alabama, and currently teaches at Ball State University. She lives in Muncie, Indiana.