L.I. Henley hails from the Mojave Desert of California. A visual artist and writer, she is the author of many books including Starshine Road, which won the 2017 Perugia Press Prize, and the poetry and art book From the moon, as I fell with artist Zara Kand. A childhood spent in the desert attracted her to the risk, disappointment, and surprise of mixed media. Her artwork has appeared in Waxwing, Thrush, The Indianapolis Review, Candyfloss, Arthole, Adroit, Up the Staircase Quarterly, and Meat for Tea. She is the creator of Paper Dolls & Books.