About the Author

Amanda Chiado is a primary teacher enjoying the thrills of motherhood. She graduated with an MFA from California College of Arts and is currently a California Poet in the Schools. She was twice granted scholarships for fiction and poetry to Squaw Valley. Her worked has appeared or is forthcoming in Cranky, Beeswax, the Rambler, Dusie Press, and Fence. Her brother with the broken moon is also a painter named Angelo Chiado. Her other obsessions include, but are not limited to robots, makeup, and lies.