Connie is a psychiatrist who stopped practicing in order to write fiction (but also because of a major case of burn-out.) She heard amazing stories from her patients–truth is, indeed, stranger than fiction. She decided to try to put those stories, and her feelings about them, into words (while carefully protecting identities). When she realized that writing wasn’t as easy as she thought, she enrolled in the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine, where she received a MFA in creative writing. In addition to this novel, she has written short stories: one of which was given an award by the Atlanta Writers Club, and another appeared in the online literary magazine “The Perch,” which is connected to Yale University.

Connie grew up in coastal Alabama, has lived in both Eastern and Western states, and now resides with her husband in the Atlanta area. When not writing, she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with family and friends.

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