Patricia Grace King grew up in North Carolina and spent years in Guatemala and Spain. She now lives in the Printers Row neighborhood of Chicago with her husband and teaches at North Central College. She holds a PhD in English from Emory University and is an MFA candidate at the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.
Her chapbooks, The Death of Carrie Bradshaw and Rubia, won the 2011 Kore Press Short Fiction Contest and the 2011 Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Contest, respectively. Her fiction has also appeared in Nimrod and the Santa Fe Writers’ Project. She has received awards from the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Competition, the Katherine Anne Porter Prize, and the Dana Award for Short Fiction, as well as a grant from the Illinois Arts Council and a Pushcart Prize nomination.
The Death of Carrie Bradshaw is part of Patricia’s linked story collection, Gringos in Paradise. For more information, please visit her website at patriciagraceking.com.