Michelle Blair Wilker is a Los Angeles-writer and producer. Her work has appeared in Across the Margin, Whistlingfire, Unheard LA, Felix Magazine, Storgy, and The Huffington Post. She was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s November 2012 contest for new writers and shortlisted for the 2015 Fresher Writing Prize. In 2017, she attended The Disquiet International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal, and was featured in The New Short Fiction Series. Her first book, Chain Linked Stories was published in June of 2018 through Post Hill Press and Simon & Schuster. The collection was featured in the 2018 Montana Book Festival. Wilker’s newest story “The Ficus” was a finalist in Tupelo Quarterly’s 2018 Fall Prose Open.