Elizabeth Bales Frank is the author of the novel Cooder Cutlas, published by Harper & Row. Her essays have appeared in Glamour, Cosmopolitan, The Sun, Barrelhouse, Post Road, Epiphany, The Writing Disorder and other literary publications. She was awarded a residency at Ragdale, where part of this novel was written. She earned a BFA in film from New York University, and an MLIS from the Pratt Institute. She lives in New York City.