Melissa Fraterrigo is the author of the short story collection The Longest Pregnancy. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Shenandoah, storySouth, Notre Dame Review, and other publications. She received an M.F.A. from Bowling Green State University. A native of Hammond, Indiana, Fraterrigo lives in West Lafayette, Indiana, where she teaches classes on the art and craft of writing at the Lafayette Writers’ Studio.