Amy Hassinger is the author of three novels: Nina: Adolescence, The Priest’s Madonna and After the Dam. Her writing has been translated into five languages and has won awards from Creative Nonfiction, Publisher’s Weekly and the Illinois Arts Council. Her work has appeared in numerous venues, including Creative Nonfiction, The Writers’ Chronicle and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and teaches in the University of Nebraska’s MFA in Writing Program. You can find out more about her at www.amyhassinger.com.