Manette Ansay grew up in Wisconsin. She is the best selling author of six novels, including Good Things I Wish You
, Vinegar Hill
, an Oprah Book Club Selection, and Midnight Champagne
which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as a short story collection, Read This and Tell Me What It Says
, and a memoir, Limbo
Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Grant, a Pushcart Prize, the Nelson Algren Prize, and two Great Lakes Book Awards.
She lives with her daughter in Florida, where she teaches in the MFA program at the University of Miami.