Kate Kostelnik is a first year MFA candidate at the University of Montana at Missoula. She is a submission reader at Cutbank magazine. Her poetry has appeared in the anthology, Flowers from the Ashes, and her nonfiction has appeared in the Colgate University publication, The Trimmer Award: Prize Winning Essays. "Cameo" is her first fiction publication. She enjoys painting and referring to herself in the third person. She can be reached at .