Jennifer Paddock is the author of the novels A Secret Word and Point Clear. She received an M.A. in creative writing from New York University, and her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Stories From The Blue Moon Cafe, The North American Review, Other Voices, Garden and Gun, and Mr. Beller's Neighborhood. Jennifer’s awards include If All Arkansas Read the Same Book (2004), Book Sense Pick (2004), and a 2008-2009 literature fellowship from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. She was featured twice in The New York Times.