Nancy Jensen’s bestselling novel The Sisters was selected by the Independent Booksellers Association as a #1 Indie Next Pick, and included by Kirkus Reviews on its list for Best Fiction of 2011.  She has been awarded an Artist Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women and an Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council.  Her first book, Window: Stories and Essays, was published by Fleur-de-Lis Press in 2009.  She teaches in the Bluegrass Writers Studio at Eastern Kentucky University, where she also edits The Chaffin Journal.  She shares her home with five rescued cats: Jack, Butch, Sundance, Cache, and Joey.