Susan Buttenwieser is the author of We Were Lucky with the Rain (Four Way Books, September, 2020). Her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appeared in Epiphany, the Atticus Review, Failbetter and other publications. She contributes news features to Women’s Media Center and has been awarded several fiction fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She also teaches creative writing in New York City public schools in high poverty neighborhoods, with incarcerated women, older adults, and with youth in detention facilities.