Rachel Elliott Rigolino teaches first-year composition at the State University of New York at New Paltz, where she is the coordinator of the Supplemental Writing Workshop Program. She holds a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.A. from SUNY New Paltz. When not preparing lessons, teaching, and providing feedback on student assignments, Rigolino carves out time for writing fiction. In 2003, she won the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Talespinner’s award for her short story “The Hunt.” Other short fiction have appeared in regional anthologies. This past summer, Elliott Rigolino completed the final draft of her first novel, a murder mystery set in the 1980s at an elite private college in the Hudson Valley. She lives with her husband, Joseph, in Highland, New York. For more, visit hawksites.newpaltz.edu/rigolinr.

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