Stephanie Stiles has been a professor of English at Dominican College in New York, where she has chaired the department and directed the Creative Writing sequence. Her first novel, "Take It Like a Mom," made its debut in early July. She is also the author of the creative writing handbook, "From 'Huh?' to 'Hooray!': Righting Your Creative Writing"; and her prize-winning poetry, as well as her fiction and non-fiction, have appeared in various contemporary anthologies and journals. She received her doctorate in nineteenth century British literature from New York University, and now lives with her husband, son, and baby daughter in Connecticut.