Sarah Nicole Smetana
SARAH NICOLE SMETANA received her B.F.A. in creative writing from Chapman University and her M.F.A. in fiction from the New School. Originally from Southern California, she now lives in Brooklyn, where she serves as contributing editor for the literary magazine Hot Street.
These seven stories all take place in the familiar terrain of a home or a college campus and orbit such topics as infidelity, obligation, spirituality, and the often-deceptive nature of appearances. But these everyday aspects are just the surface layer of Lees stories, a thin veil over the more unusual circumstances lurking underneath.