L.I. Henley was born and raised in the Mojave Desert of California. A paper artist and writer, her books include Starshine Road (Perugia Press Prize, 2017) and the novella-in-verse, Whole Night Through. Her art, poetry, and prose have appeared most recently in Adroit, Brevity, Ninth Letter, The Indianapolis Review, Calyx, The Bellingham Review, The Los Angeles Review, Waxing, Diode, The Southeast Review, Southern Humanities Review, and The Cincinnati Review. Her personal essays have been awarded the Arts & Letters/Susan Atefat Prize and the Robert and Adele Schiff Award. She is the creator of Paper Dolls & Books. Follow her on Instagram @lihenleyart.