Li Miao Lovett began her writing career after a 600-mile backpacking trip on the Appalachian Trail where she encountered a stalker, a compulsive poet, and ten thousand mosquitoes. She has been a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED Perspectives. Her literary and environmental writing has also been published by Narrative Magazine, Earth Island Journal, China Rights Forum, and Sierra Club's The Planet. Supporting the mission of Words Without Borders, she has organized events showcasing the works of dissident and censored writers. In both fiction and nonfiction, Li’s work has won awards or finalist standing from Glimmer Train, Writers Digest, Stanford Magazine, and the James Jones First Novel Fellowship. Her debut novel, In the Lap of the Gods, is a tale of the dammed and displaced in China's Three Gorges. It has received critical acclaim including top four finalist in the James Jones First Novel Fellowship, and Semifinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. For more about Lovett and her novel visit limiaolovett.com.