Jess Bowers lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she is an Associate Professor of English at Maryville University. 

Her short fiction has appeared in The Portland Review, cream city review, Redivider, StoryQuarterly, The Indiana Review, Zone 3, Oyez Review, and other journals. Her work has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net Award, and other honors. She won The Laurel Review‘s Midwest Short Fiction Prize and the Winter Anthology Prize.

Bowers holds a B.A. in English and creative writing from Goucher College, an M.A. from Hollins University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri, where she studied fiction writing, 19th-century American and British fiction, and film.

In her free time, she thinks about the hungry ghosts of silent Hollywood while riding her pony through the woods.

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