ALISON STINE is a writer, artist, and journalist. Her awards include an NEA Fellowship, an Ohio Arts Council grant, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship, and runner-up in the Power Literary Reporting Award from NYU Journalism. Her essays, articles, and poems have appeared in The Atlantic, The Nation, The Toast, The Kenyon Review, The Paris Review, Tin House, Talk Poverty, GOOD, and others. Her most recent book is a novella, THE PROTECTORS (Little A, 2016). She writes as a Communications Fellow with the Center for Community Change, and lives in the foothills of Appalachia with her son.