Lara Ehrlich is originally from CT and--after 20 years away--has finally found her way back home. She has devoted her career to marketing and communications for the arts and higher education, having worked for organizations including the Goodman and Steppenwolf Theatres, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and Boston University. Her work has won awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, and she has a master’s degree from the University of Chicago. Lara is also a fiction writer; her short story collection, Animal Wife, won Red Hen’s Fiction Award and is forthcoming from Red Hen in fall 2020. Her writing appears in literary magazines and journals, including StoryQuarterly, F(r)iction, Hunger Mountain, and The Massachusetts Review, among others.