LaTanya McQueen is the author of the 2020 Summer Common Reading book, And It Begins Like This. Her work has been published in TriQuarterly, West Branch, Pleaides, The Arkansas International, The Florida Review, Bennington Review, Passages North, Black Warrior Review, Fourteen Hills, The North American Review, Ninth Letter, New Orleans Review, Indiana Review, and other journals. She received her MFA from Emerson College, her PhD from the University of Missouri, and was the Robert P. Dana Emerging Writer Fellow at Cornell College. She currently teaches at Coe College in Iowa where she is an Assistant Professor. .