JoAnne Tompkins is the author of WHAT COMES AFTER, the 2022 winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Runner-up in Fiction Award. WHAT COMES AFTER was a NY Times Editorial Board Selection & NY Times Group Text selection in April 2021. It was a finalist for the Washington State Book Award. Her personal essays, short fiction, interview & poetry explore the possibility of finding grace in life's darkest moments & have appeared in print and online journals such as LitHub, Writer in The World and High Country News. She lives in Port Townsend and continues to work as a writer and developmental editor.