April L. Ford is the recipient of a 2016 Pushcart Prize for her short story “Project Fumarase,” and her debut collection of short stories, The Poor Children, won the 2013 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program for Fiction. Her writing has appeared in numerous print and online journals including Gargoyle, New Madrid, SAND, and Ploughshares.
April has spent time at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts as a Robert Johnson Fellow, and at Ucross Foundation as a Writer in Residence. She is managing editor for Digital Americana Magazine and teaches creative writing at State University of New York at Oneonta. She grew up in Quebec.
Listen to April chat with Out of Bounds Radio Show host Tish Pearlman about climbing the Eiffel Tower, ghosts, and handling difficult subjects in writing.