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 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 via the Kansas Arts Commission and the NEA. A graduate of Notre Dame Law, she has lived in London, Beijing, Washington, D.C., Manila, and Trento, Italy. Now she lives on 90 acres near Lawrence, Kansas and teaches in the Indigenous and American Indian Studies Department at Haskell Indian Nations University.