Mary Akers

Mary Akers is the author of the short story collection Women Up on Blocks (Press 53, 2009) and co-author of a non-fiction book that has sold in seven countries. She is Editor-in-chief of the online journal r.kv.r.y. and has been a VCCA Fellow and a Bread Loaf waiter. “Collateral Damage” is excerpted from her forthcoming collection Bones of an Inland Sea (Press 53, September 2013).