Heidi Arneson’s stories have been called “Visionary—both haunting and hilarious” and “unexpected and glorious.” She trail-blazed solo performance with her series of one-woman shows, created spoken word with male inmates, and plumbed small-town secrecy with her gripping first novel, Interlocking Monsters. She is a recipient of the Bush Artist Fellowship, Loft/Jerome Minnesota Writer’s Grant, and Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant. Her autobiographical workshops have fostered many solo performers. Her plays include Itchy Tingles, BloodyMerryJammyParty, and DeGrade School. Her second novel, The Chalk Canoe (Invisible Ink, illustrated by Alberta Mirais), was released in May 2019.