Becky Mandelbaum is the author of Bad Kansas, which received the 2016 Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction. Her work has appeared in The Missouri Review, The Georgia Review, The Rumpus, Necessary FictionHobart, Electric Literature, Salt Hill, The East Bay ReviewJuked, South Dakota ReviewMidwestern GothicMcSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Kansas City Voices, and has been featured on Medium. Originally from Kansas, she currently lives in Washington's Skagit Valley.