Joanna L. Grisham, (most folx call her “Joey”), grew up east of Nashville, where she spent a lot of time playing make-believe with her imaginary friends. She has degrees in Communication from Vol-State Community College and Austin Peay State University (APSU), as well as an M.A. in English from APSU, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Georgia College. Her work has appeared in Reunion: The Dallas Review, Mayday Magazine, and Trop. She lives in Clarksville, TN with her wife, Jenny, an academic librarian. Joey teaches part-time, so she can stay home with her two-year-old daughter, Lennon. She still spends a lot of time playing make-believe.