About KT Sparks

KT’s fiction has appeared in Word Riot, Citron Review, Jersey Devil PressWhiskeyPaper, Richmond Magazine, and the Jellyfish Review, and was recognized in the New Millennium Writing Awards and The Moth Short Story Awards. She received her MFA from Queens University in Charlotte and served as an assistant fiction editor of Qu (a literary magazine). She recently finished a novel about cowboy poetry and the obese pet mortician who loves it. The manuscript won the 2017 James River Writers Best Unpublished Novel contest.

KT has also worked as a speechwriter, legislative director, and political operative for Senate Democrats and federal agencies, a speech- and ghostwriter for left-leaning nonprofits, and an instructor in political communications (whatever THAT means).

KT lives with her husband in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley at Green Fence Farm, a multiproduct sustainable homestead, which is either a ruinous business investment or a wildly expensive hobby, depending on which day you ask the management team.

KT Sparks - Author and Farmer