Laurie Stone is author of the novel Starting with Serge (Doubleday), the memoir collection Close to the Bone (Grove), and Laughing in the Dark (Ecco), a collection of her writing on comic performance. She has published numerous memoir essays and stories in such publications as Open City, Ms., TriQuarterly, The Literary Review, Threepenny Review, Speakeasy, Exquisite Corpse, and Creative Nonfiction. In 2005, she participated in "Novel: An Installation," writing a book and living in a house designed by architects Salazar/Davis in Flux Factory's gallery space. She is currently at work on My Life as an Animal, a Memoir in Stories and Unmarked Trail: a Romance in Stories and a Guide to Setting up a Writing Partnership in collaboration with Richard Toon. Her story is called "Recognizing Mom."BTW: Laurie was a wonderful contributor to The Erotica Project (John Gould Rubin, Lillian Ann Slugocki, Erin Cressida Wilson) at Here Peformance Space and Joe's Pub/The Public Theater. We've also read together at an erotic literary series curated by Christen Clifford at The Culture Project. In short, I love her work and am thrilled she will be part of the anthology. Soon I will have a site where audience can get a preview of the submissions. Stay tuned.