Stephanie Kallos was born in Idaho and grew up in Nebraska. Before coming out of the closet as a writer, she had a varied work history which included many years as a musician and a long career in the theater as an actress and teacher of voice, speech, and dialects. Her short fiction has received two Raymond Carver Awards and a Pushcart Prize nomination. Her first novel, Broken for You, was published in 2004; it was chosen by Sue Monk Kidd as a “Today Show” book club selection, and received the Washington State and PNBA Book Awards. Her second novel, Sing Them Home, was published in 2009; a Pacific NW Independent Booksellers bestseller, it was selected for Iowa’s “All Iowa Reads” program and named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 10 Best Books of 2009. Her third novel, Language Arts, was published in 2015 and was adapted as a feature film by Kairos Productions. Stephanie divides her time between Seattle and New York City.