My Pulse Is an Earthquake
Kristin FitzPatrick’s debut book, My Pulse is an Earthquake, is a collection of short stories available September 1 from West Virginia University Press and for pre-order. The nine stories in My Pulse is an Earthquake take place in the clutches of grief, where characters struggle to make sense of sudden losses of life, love, and community. Here we see survivor’s guilt in its lesser-known forms, as it follows characters to work, to bed, and into their most haunting dreams.
Kristin FitzPatrick was a semifinalist for the 2014 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and a recipient of residencies from Jentel and The Seven Hills School in Cincinnati. Her work has been chosen for the Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and has appeared in publications such as Colorado Review, The Southeast Review, Epiphany, and The Best of Gival Press Short Stories, as well as on stage in Sacramento and Los Angeles.