Jodi Paloni is the debut author of the linked story collection, They Could Live With Themselves, runner up in the 2015 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction. She won the 2013 Short Story America Prize, placed second in the 2012 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, and was a 2016 finalist in the Maine Literary Award Short Fiction Competition. Her stories appear in a number of print and on-line literary journals: Green Mountains Review, Carve Magazine, upstreet, Whitefish Review, Contrary Magazine, Literary Mama, and others.
She holds an MS in Environmental Communications from Antioch New England Graduate School and an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Jodi grew up in the hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, Wyeth country, moved to New Hampshire to attend graduate school at Antioch New England, and settled in southern Vermont where she lived for twenty-five years. During the winter of 2015, she and her husband, Bob Wright, relocated to the Pemaquid Peninsula in Maine.
In addition to working as a freelance writer, editor, and writing coach, Jodi is a visual artist. She teaches writing and art workshops and leads retreats remotely and at Bird and Tree Studios located in Bristol, Maine.