J. Bowers lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she is an Assistant Professor of English at Maryville University.
Her short fiction has appeared in The Portland Review, cream city review, Redivider, StoryQuarterly, The Indiana Review, Zone 3, Oyez Review, and other journals. Most of these stories are about conflicts and connections between animals, humans, and technology.
She holds a B.A. in English and creative writing from Goucher College, an M.A. in the same from Hollins University, and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri, where she studied fiction writing, 19th century American and British fiction, and film. Her scholarship on literary tourism has appeared in Poe Studies, and her short fiction has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes, Sundress Publications’ Best of the Net Award, and other honors. She won The Laurel Review‘s 2014 Midwest Short Fiction Prize and the 2016 Winter Anthology Prize.
In her free time, she thinks about the hungry ghosts of silent Hollywood while riding her little yellow pony through the Missouri woods.
Representation: Madison Smartt Bell at Pande Literary.