Shawn Nocher (pronounced No-Shay) is a mentee of Michael Glaser, Elise Levine, William Black, and Richard Bausch. Her compelling short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines, including SmokeLong Quarterly, Pithead Chapel, Eunoia Review, and MoonPark Review, and she won an Honorable Mention from both SmokeLong Quarterly and Glimmer Train. Having graduated with an MA in writing from Johns Hopkins, Shawn is currently teaching at her alma mater. A Hand to Hold in Deep Water is her debut novel, and her second, The Precious Jules, is scheduled for release summer 2022. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland, with her husband and an assortment of sassy rescue animals.
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