Teresa Stores is the author of three novels, Getting to the Point (Naiad, 1995), SideTracks (Naiad, 1996), and Backslide (Spinster’s Ink, 2008). A graduate of the M.F.A. program at Emerson College, she is an associate professor of English at the University of Hartford and the N.E.H. Distinguished Teaching Humanist. Her work has been supported by grants from the Vermont Arts Council, the University of Hartford, and the Barbara Deming Fund. She has been a resident at Bread Loaf and a scholar at The Community of Writers at Squaw Valley.