Arlaina Tibensky

Has short fiction that has appeared in One Story, One Teen Story, Inkwell, The Madison Review, and McSweeney's Internet Tendency, among other publications. And Then Things Fall Apart, her novel for teens about a girl with late onset chicken pox obsessed with Sylvia Plath, was a Junior Library Guild selection.

Arlaina is also an experienced editor, mentor and workshop instructor with an MFA from  Columbia University.  She has taught with Gotham Writers, the Center for Fiction, and has worked with private and one-on-one novel writing groups in Westchester, New York city, and New Jersey.