Christine Sneed is the author of Little Known Facts. She has an MFA from Indiana University and teaches creative writing at DePaul University, Northwestern University, and Pacific University. Portraits of a Few of the People I've Made Cry won AWP's Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, was named the Chicago Writer's Association Book of the Year, received Ploughshares's first-book prize, the John C. Zacharis Award, and was named one of the 7 best books of the year by Time Out Chicago. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Best American Short Stories, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, Ploughshares, Southern Review, among other journals. Visit her website at http: //www.christinesneed.com.