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Chelsey Johnson’s debut novel Stray City came out with Custom House/HarperCollins in 2018, and her stories and essays have appeared in Ploughshares, One Story, and NPR's Selected Shorts, among others. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a Stegner Fellowship from Stanford, as well as fellowships to the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and Signal Fire Arts. Born and raised in northern Minnesota, she now lives in Flagstaff, Arizona, where she is an assistant professor of English at Northern Arizona University. A second novel is in the works.