Lorie Adair is the recipient of several Norman Mailer Scholarships and Arizona Commission on the Arts Creative Writing fellowships. Spider Woman’s Loom was a finalist for the SouthWest Writers Award and a semi-finalist for the Dana Award. She has written for NPR affiliate, KJZZ, and her fiction and creative non-fiction have appeared in Hippocampus Magazine, Kindred, Praxis Journal of Gender and Cultural Critiques and Terrain.org and was featured as an emerging artist in Phoenix Home and Garden Magazine. She lived and taught on the Navajo reservation several years before earning an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She currently resides in metro-Phoenix.