Chelsea Bieker is a writer and novelist from California’s Central Valley. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Writers’ Foundation Award and a MacDowell Colony fellowship. Her fiction and essays have been published in Granta, McSweeney’s, Catapult _magazine, _Electric Literature, and Joyland, among others. Bieker holds an MFA in creative writing from Portland State University. Godshot is her first novel.