Elaine Burnes lives in western Massachusetts. After 20 years working and writing for a variety of environmental nonprofits, she tired of reality and turned to writing fiction in her spare time, publishing her first short story, “A Perfect Life,” in Skulls and Crossbones (Mindancer Press) in 2010. Since then, she’s had more stories published, including “A Certain Moon,” in the Golden Crown Literary Society Award–winning anthology Wicked Things from Ylva in 2014, and “Auto Repair,” which earned an honorable mention in the 2015 Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest. These are collected in A Perfect Life and Other Stories (GusGus Press, 2016), which won a Rainbow Award for Best Lesbian Anthology/Collection. Her first novel, Wishbone (Bedazzled Ink, 2015) received a 2016 Golden Crown Literary Society Award for Dramatic/General Fiction.
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Q&A with Elaine Burnes – Women & Words