JACLYN WATTERSON is left-handed, vegetarian, and of choleric temperament. She gardens in fair weather on a small balcony and makes her home with the novelist Michael Shou-Yung Shum and several feline companions. Originally from Connecticut, she holds an MFA from Oregon State University and a PhD from the University of Utah. Her work has appeared in Puerto del Sol, Western Humanities Review, PANK, North Dakota Quarterly, CURA, and many other publications. Ventriloquisms is her debut collection of short fiction.