I write fiction that weaves together the bright, the dark and the magical. My stories have appeared in the Michigan Quarterly Review, Digital Americana, r.k.vr.y. and other journals. I wrote my first novel when I was nine: a charming tale about an acorn and snake who escape from pirates to a tropical island, where they frolic and play until all their friends get cancer and die.

Since then, I’ve earned an MFA from Queens University and improved my endings. I’m currently finishing up my first real novel, in which at least some of the characters stay alive.

I live in Chicago with my husband, a lazy dog and a ridiculous cat. Once in a blue moon, you can catch me on Twitter @claudineguertin.