Helen Hooper’s fiction has appeared in American Short Fiction, The CommonThe Hopkins Review, Bellevue Literary Review, New South and elsewhere.  She is a recent Stegner Fellow and has been awarded residencies at MacDowell Colony, Ucross, Ragdale Foundation and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.  She has been a Peter Taylor fellow at the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and a finalist for prizes from Glimmer Train, New Millennium and Fish Publishing.  Before turning to fiction writing she worked for twenty-five years as an environmental policy analyst and lobbyist.  She is now working on a novel set in northern Alabama.  She lives in Arlington, Virginia.