*Parkison is a dynamic, cutting-edge young fiction writer.*Parkison's awards include a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship, a Writers at Work Fellowship, and a Kurt Vonnegut Fiction Prize. Her first collection, Woman With Dark Horses, was published in 2004 as Winner of the Starcherone Fiction Prize. *Parkison's writing is post-modern with a realist slant. She has been endorsed by such authors as Brian Evenson, Cris Mazza, Alison Lurie, and Gina Frangello.