Amy Schutzer’s first novel, Undertow (Calyx Books, 2000), was a Lambda Book Award finalist, a Violet Quill Award finalist, and a Today’s Librarian “Best of 2000” Award-winner. Her new novel is Spheres of Disturbance (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2014). She is the recipient of an Astraea Foundation Grant for Fiction and a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund. Finishing Line Press published Taking the Scarecrows Down, a chapbook of poetry, in 2011. She has worked as a U.S. Postal Carrier, a cashier, a bookkeeper, a legal assistant, and a Nabisco factory worker. She lives in Portland, Oregon.