A painter, teacher and mother of twins, Tess Callahan has written for the New York Times Magazine, NPR’sThree Books Series, Narrative Magazine, Agni, Writer’s Digest, and the Best American Poetry blog. A TEDx speaker on creativity, she finds nourishment in visiting wild, austere landscapes. She lives in Northern New Jersey and Cape Cod. Tess has an MFA in Fiction from Bennington College. April & Oliver is her first novel.