Andrea Bobotis (pronounced with two long o's) is the author of the debut novel The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt. A native of South Carolina, she holds a Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Virginia. Her fiction has received runner-up awards from the Raymond Carver Short Story Contest and the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, and her essays on Irish writers have appeared in academic journals such as Victorian Studies and the Irish University Review. She lives with her family in Denver, Colorado, where she teaches creative writing to youth at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. She also teaches yoga and is a national parks geek.