Jodi Paloni is the debut author of the linked story collection, They Could Live With Themselves, runner up in the Press 53 Award for Short Fiction and an IPPY Silver Medalist. They Could Live With Themselves was a 2017 finalist for the Maine Book Award. Jodi’s work won the 2013 Short Story America Prize, placed second in the 2012 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, and was honored as 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.
Jodi grew up in the hills of Chester County, Pennsylvania, 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 snowstorm of 2015, she and her husband, Bob Wright, relocated to the Pemaquid Peninsula in Maine. She holds an MS in Environmental Communications from Antioch New England Graduate School, an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is a Gestalt International Study Center ICF certified coach.
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.