Marie-Helene Bertino's collection of short stories SAFE AS HOUSES received The 2012 Iowa Short Fiction Award and was published in October of 2012. She has taught for The Gotham Writer's Workshop and One Story's Emerging Writer's Workshop and was an Emerging Writer Fellow at NYC's Center for Fiction. She hails from Philadelphia and lives in Brooklyn. Currently, she is a biographer for people living with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). For more information, visit www.mariehelenebertino.com, or follow her @mhbertino.