Terrance Flynn is a writer, presenter and teacher. He contributes to The Wall Street Journal, has performed at The Moth Mainstage, and also has lectured on ""Voice in Storytelling" at ESRI, one of the world's largest tech companies. He currently serves as a juror for the Sustainable Arts Foundation (fiction and nonfiction awards), and is working on a memoir titled Dying to Meet You. His fellowships include The MacDowell Colony (2013-14 Stanford Calderwood fellow) and the Pen-Center USA Emerging Voices fellowship. His essay "Having Faith," earned him a notable essay citation in Best American Essays 2015. He was awarded the 2015 Thomas A. Wilhelmus Editors' Award for Nonfiction, and the 2014 Promise Award by the Sustainable Arts Foundation. He is a finalist for Dorothy Cappon Prize for the Essay, and the Wabash Prize for Nonfiction (judged by Cheryl Strayed). His writing has been published in: The Normal School, Sycamore Review, Slice Magazine, Southern Indiana Review, and Creative Nonfiction. He is a contributor to the anthology Oh, Baby from In Fact Books available now. Terrance grew up outside Detroit, Michigan, and is a lover of American cities, dead malls, and all things shark-related. In 2010, he had a daughter through surrogacy and underwent a heart transplant. He writes about the complexity of gratitude and the brain damage caused by parenting later in life. He lives in Claremont, CA with his partner and their daughter.