Award-winning writer Tory McCagg is the author of multiple short stories, a novel, and the memoir At Crossroads With Chickens: A “What If It Works? Adventure in Off-Grid Living And Quest For Home. When she completed her MFA in writing at Emerson College, her novel Shards won the Graduate Dean’s Award. Her short story “Earthquake Weather” was a semifinalist for the Tara Fellowships/Heekin Foundation Award for Short Fiction, and she has received honorable mentions for her short stories from the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition and the White Eagle Coffee Store Press. A chapter from her novel Bittersweet Manor was a semi-finalist in the New Millennium Awards VIII contest, and the novel was awarded a Silver Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards. An accomplished flutist, McCagg lives with her trombonist husband, one cat and myriad chickens at Darwin’s View in Jaffrey, New Hampshire where they all practice an experimental life off-grid and on the land.