Patricia O’Donnell’s collection of short fiction, Gods for Sale, won the Serena McDonald Kennedy award and was recently published by Snake Nation Press. Her memoir, Waiting to Begin, was published in August 2016 by Bottom Dog Press. Her novel, Necessary Places, is available from Tilbury House. Her short fiction, essays and poetry have appeared in The New Yorker, Agni Review, Prairie Schooner, North American Review, American Literary Review, Short Story, Ostrich Review, Epiphany, and other journals and anthologies. She was awarded the University of Maine at Farmington's Trustee Professor award for 2015/2016.