Lara Tupper is the author of Off Island (Encircle Publications, 2020). Her debut novel, A Thousand and One Nights (Harcourt/Untreed Reads), is an autobiographical tale about breaking the trajectory of career-marriage-family, and her linked short story collection, Amphibians, is forthcoming from Leapfrog Press in 2021 (winner, Leapfrog Fiction Prize). Her short fiction was runner up for the 2019 Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature; her prose has appeared in The Believer, Nowhere Magazine, Dogwood Journal, Epiphany and other literary publications. Born in Boothbay, Maine, Lara now writes, teaches, and performs in Western Massachusetts. A jazz/pop vocalist, her latest album is This Dance. Visit www.laratupper.com.