Meghan Florian is the author of The Middle of Things: Essaysavailable now from Cascade Books. Her work has appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Salon, Lunch Ticket, Religion Dispatches, Religion News Service, The Other Journal, and elsewhere. She earned an MTS from Duke Divinity School and an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte, and teaches writing at William Peace University. She lives and writes in Durham, North Carolina.

“Meghan Florian’s debut essay collection The Middle of Things shines with candor and intelligence…” —Jon Pineda, author of Sleep in Me

“Florian writes about faith and hope and life and learning a la Anne Lamott and Sarah Manguso. She’s bright, quick, lively, and fresh, a young master of the essay, which she uses as a vehicle to delight, analyze, explore, digress…” —Heather Sellers, Professor of English, University of South Florida