GennaRose Nethercott is a writer and folklorist. Her first book, The Lumberjack’s Dove, was selected by Louise Glück as a winner of the National Poetry Series, and she is the author behind the narrative song collection Modern Ballads and Lianna Fled the Cranberry Bog: A Story in Cootie Catchers, among other projects. She tours nationally and internationally performing strange tales (sometimes with puppets in tow) and composing poems-to-order for strangers on an antique typewriter with her team The Traveling Poetry Emporium. She lives in the woodlands of Vermont, beside an old cemetery. This is her debut novel.