Stephanie Kallos was a Writer in Residence in the summer of 2013. She worked on a new novel, Language Arts, which was later published in 2015.

Stephanie Kallos spent twenty years of her career as a theatre actor and teacher before turning to the craft of writing. Her short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and received a Raymond Carver Award. Her first novel, Broken for You, received the Pacific Northwest Award, the Washington State Book Award, and was chosen by Sue Monk Kidd as the December 2004 selection for the Today Show. Sing Them Home, her second novel, was featured as an IndieBound selection and chosen by Entertainment Weekly as a Top Ten Book of 2009. Kallos resides north of Seattle.