Kelsey PArker Ervick
Kelcey Parker Ervick is the author of The Bitter Life of Božena Němcová, a hybrid work of biography, memoir, and art. Her previous books include Liliane's Balcony, which won silver awards for the Independent Publishers, Foreword, and Eric Hoffer Book Awards, and For Sale By Owner, winner of the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award in Short Fiction and finalist for the 2012 Best Books of Indiana in Fiction. She has received grants from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. Her stories, essays, and collages have appeared or are forthcoming in numerous literary journals including Colorado Review, Passages North, Ilanot Review, Quarterly West, Booth, Notre Dame Review, The Common, Western Humanities Review, and Image. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati and teaches creative writing and literary collage at Indiana University South Bend.