Mary Rechner’s stories have appeared in the New England Review, Kenyon Review, Washington Square, Propeller Quarterly, Literary Mama, and Oregon Literary Review. “Hot Springs” was printed as a limited edition letterpress chapbook by Cloverfield Press. “The Playwright Sits Next to Her Sister” appears in Still (Negative Press, London). Her criticism and essays have appeared in Oregon Humanities, The Believer, Propeller Quarterly, and the Oregonian. She is a recipient of an Oregon Literary Fellowship. Her story collection, Nine Simple Patterns for Complicated Women, was published in 2010 by Propeller Books. She works for Literary Arts, and lives in Portland with her family.