W.S. Winslow was born and raised in Maine, but spent much of her working life in San Francisco and New York in corporate communications and marketing. A ninth-generation Mainer, she now lives most of the year in a small town Downeast. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in French from the University of Maine as well as an MFA from NYU. Her short fiction has appeared in Yemassee Journal and Bird’s Thumb, and her first novel, The Northern Reach, will be published by Flatiron Books in 2021.