C.J. Spataro is a 2005 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship recipient. Her work has been both a finalist and won second place in the Philadelphia City Paper Fiction Contest and she has had two stories presented at the InterAct Theatre’s Writing Aloud. Her short fiction has been published or is forthcoming in XConnect and Hackwriters.com. Currently, she is the fiction editor and co-publisher of Philadelphia Stories Magazine and an MFA candidate at Rosemont College.