In 2013, David Morrell selected April’s debut collection of stories, The Poor Children, as grand prizewinner of the 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, and is forthcoming in Beecher’s.
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 she teaches creative writing and French 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.