Megan Mayhew Bergman was raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She now lives on a small farm in Shaftsbury, Vermont with her veterinarian husband Bo, two daughters, four dogs, three cats, two goats, and a handful of chickens. Megan’s first collection, Birds of a Lesser Paradise, was a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writer’s Selection, as well as an Indie Next Pick , Amazon Top Ten pick, and BookBrowse Editor’s selection for March. The book earned a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly; O Magazine included BOLP as a Must-Read book for March. Huffington Post selected BOLP as one of their Best Books of 2012. Scribner will publish Megan’s new collection, Almost Famous Women, on January 6, 2015. She occasionally teaches literature at Bennington College and serves on the Board of Directors for the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont. She writes a regular sustainability column for Salon. Meganstudied anthropology at Wake Forest University, and completed graduate degrees at Duke University (MA) and Bennington College (MFA). She was a fiction scholar and fellow at Breadloaf and received a fellowship from the Millay Colony for the Arts.