Cécile Barlier was born in France and received her master’s degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris. For over two decades, she has lived in the United States, raising two daughters and working alongside her husband Pierre as an entrepreneur. She lives in Lafayette, California. Three of her short stories—“A Gypsy’s Book of Revelation,” “Forgetting,” and “M.R.I”—have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. “Forgetting” was featured in Epiphany’s The Writers Studio at 30 anthology. Barlier won the 2019 Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction. Barlier’s other work has been widely featured (or is forthcoming) in a variety of literary magazines, including Amarillo Bay, Valparaiso Fiction Review, Cerise Press, and Delmarva Review.