Ellen Herbert’s novel, The Last Government Girl, won the Maryland Writers’ Association 2014 Best Novel and was published by Loyola Press. Short stories in her collection, Falling Women and Other Stories, have won more than ten awards including a PEN Fiction and a Virginia Fiction Fellowship. She won the Flint Hills Review Creative Nonfiction Prize. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, First for Women, and literary magazines. One of her short stories was read on NPR. She teaches creative nonfiction writing workshops at the Writer’s Center, Bethesda, Maryland.