A Kentucky native, Janna McMahan now lives in Columbia, South Carolina with her husband and their daughter. Many of Janna’s stories are set in the lush hills and farmland of the Bluegrass state and the swamps, beaches, and marshlands of the Lowcountry. Janna is the winner of the South Carolina Fiction Project, the Piccolo Spoleto Fiction Open, the Harriette Arnow Award from the Appalachian Writers Association, and the Fiction Prize from the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. Her short stories and non-fiction have been published in various journals and magazines including Arts Across Kentucky, Wind, Limestone, The Nantahala Review, StorySouth, Alimentum, South Carolina Homes & Gardens, Skirt!, Appalachian Journal, Charleston, and Knight-Ridder newspapers.