April L. Ford
New York, United States
April L. Ford was born in the Canadian Maritimes. Five days later, upon hearing the sirens of cafés au lait and French pastries calling to her, she left on a jet plane for Montreal, Quebec (she still calls herself a Montrealer, even though she's been living in New York State for six years). April is presently managing editor of Digital Americana Magazine, and she teaches creative writing at State University of New York at Oneonta.
The Poor Children, her debut collection of stories, won Grand Prize for the Santa Fe Writers Project 2013 Literary Awards Program for Fiction, and is forthcoming April 1, 2015. Earlier in 2013, the collection was shortlisted for the international Scott Prize (Salt Publishing, UK). April’s debut novel, Gentle, was a Finalist for the 2014 Molly Ivors Prize for Fiction (Gorsky press), and a Semi-Finalist for the 2014 William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition (Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society), and is forthcoming Spring 2016.
April is finishing up her second novel–hooray! Her daily mantra to help her through this task is, “Just twenty-five thousand more words.” She has spent time at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts as a Robert Johnson Fellow, and at Ucross Foundation as a Writer in Residence.
Twitter Username: @April_L_Ford
Genres of Interest
Fiction, Creative nonfiction