Susan Jackson Rodgers’ teaching and research interests include the craft of the short story, the coming-of-age narrative, the linked short-story collection, and collage. She is the author of the novel, This Must Be the Place (Switchgrass Books, 2017), and two collections of stories: Ex-Boyfriend on Aisle 6 (2012) and The Trouble With You Is (2004), which won the Mid-List Press First Series Award for Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in journals such as New England Review, Prairie Schooner, Glimmer Train, Quick Fiction, Beloit Fiction Journal, StoryQuarterly, and North American Review. She received her B.A. from Bowdoin College, her M.A. from Kansas State University, and her M.F.A. from the Bennington College Writing Seminars. Her website is www.susanjacksonrodgers.com.