Lara Prescott's debut novel "The Secrets We Kept" was an instant New York Times bestseller, a Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick and will be translated into 29 languages. Prescott received her master of fine arts degree from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas. She was previously an animal protection advocate and a political campaigner. Her stories have appeared in The Southern Review, The Hudson Review, Crazyhorse and more. She lives in Austin, Texas.