Virginia Pye is the author of the novels DREAMS OF THE RED PHOENIX and RIVER OF DUST (Unbridled Books, 2015 & 2013). Her award-winning short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including "The North American Review," "The Tampa Review," "Failbetter," and "The Baltimore Review." Her essays can be found at "The New York Times" Opinionator blog, "Literary Hub," "The Rumpus," "Brain, Child," "Huffington Post," and elsewhere. She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence and has taught writing at NYU and U. Penn. She lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband, John Ravenal.