Kim Church’s debut novel, Byrd (Dzanc Books, March 2014), has been named one of the top 20 to-read books of 2014 (David Abrams, The Quivering Pen). Set in North Carolina and points west, Byrd is the story of Addie Lockwood, an independent single woman who, at 33, gives birth to a son and surrenders him for adoption without telling his father, little imagining how the secret will shape their lives. Kim’s short stories and poetry have appeared in Shenandoah, Painted Bride Quarterly, Mississippi Review, the Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, and elsewhere. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has received fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council and residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Millay Colony for the Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. She lives with her husband, artist Anthony Ulinski, in Raleigh. Visit her online at www.kimchurch.com.