Lucia Orth‘s first novel, Baby Jesus Pawn Shop (The Permanent Press, 2008) received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. Kirkus called it “a graceful . . . elegant debut.” NPR said, “What first-time novelist Lucia Orth has pulled off is really impressive: a haunting, suspenseful, beautifully written love story. . . Think Dr. Zhivago in Southeast Asia.” An excerpt from her second in-progress novel appeared in the Asia Literary Review, Hong Kong. Her essay, The Body Remembers, is included in Because I Love Her: 34 Women Writers Reflect on the Mother-Daughter Bond, 2009. In 2010 she received a writer’s grant from the NEA and the Kansas Arts Commission. A graduate of Notre Dame Law School, she has lived and worked in London, Beijing, Washington, D.C., Manila, and Trento, Italy. Lucia is a professor of Indigenous and American Indian Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University, teaching Treaty Law and also Religious Freedoms. She and her husband (parents of 3 children) live on 90 acres near Lawrence, Kansas, and divide their time between Lawrence and Breckenridge, Colorado.