Alicia Marshall is an emerging fiction writer in the M.F.A. program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is working on her first collection of short stories. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels, training for half-marathons, trying new foods, and playing D & D with her friends. She lives with her husband, Kelly, and cat, Princess Eliza Stickybuns, who—despite being exceptionally bossy—is the light of their lives.