Roberta Parry is the author of novels, short stories and plays. Two of her four plays won awards and received full production. Her novel "Killing Time" won second place for adult fiction in the New Mexico Press Women's 2017 Communications Contest. One of her short stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in elementary education, and studied writing at Columbia University and NYU. She has been greatly influenced by the writings of William Gaddis, Cormac McCarthy and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. She now lives in Santa Fe, where her watercolor paintings are exhibited in galleries and public spaces in New Mexico and neighboring states. She also created the cover and illustrations for her satiric "Femme Tales," and well as the cover for "Killing Time."