L. A. Wheeler is a writer and artist in Lawrence, Kansas. Abandoners, her first book, is forthcoming from The Operating System in 2018. Her photo-essay "A Little Hell of Its Own" won the 2013 Bone Bouquet Experimental Prose Contest, and other work has appeared in Omniverse, Forklift, Ohio, and ILK. She studied at the Pratt Institute, the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and currently at the University of Kansas. You can find her at home with Dinah, Hugo, and Karl.