Cleaver’s Senior and Founding Editor Karen Rile is the author of Winter Music (Little, Brown), a novel set in Philadelphia, and numerous works of fiction and creative nonfiction. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in literary magazines such as The Southern Review, American Writing, Creative Nonfiction, The Land Grant College Review, Other VoicesSuperstition ReviewThe Tishman Review, and Apiary, and has been listed among The Best American Short Stories. Karen writes articles and essays for publications including The San Francisco ChronicleThe New York TimesThe Philadelphia InquirerThe St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Daughters magazine. More at