Sherril Jaffe holds B.A. is in English, from U.C. Berkeley and a M.A. in English from San Francisco State, as well as an MFA in Writing from Bennington. She was hired as the fiction specialist in the English Department in 1998. Before that, she taught as an adjunct at Santa Rosa Junior College, Sonoma State, UC Berkeley, San Francisco State, UC Davis, UC Berkeley Extension and, for seven years, at the New School for Social Research in New York City. She is the author of ten books, including Scars Make Your Body More Interesting, This Flower Only Blooms Every Hundred Years, The Unexamined Wife, The Faces Reappear, House Tours, Interior Designs, Ground Rules, One God Clapping, Expiration Date, and You Are Not Alone and Other Stories, winner of the 2011 Spokane Award for the Short Story. Her stories have appeared in a variety of journals, including Epoch, Alaska Quarterly Review, and American Fiction. She am the recipient of the 2000 Josephine Miles Award for Literary Excellence, a PEN Award, as well as a 2010 MacDowell Fellowship.