Lindsay Hunter is the co-founder and co-host of the groundbreaking Quickies! reading series, an event that focused on flash fiction. Her first book, Daddy’s, a collection of flash fiction, was published in 2010 by featherproof books, a boutique press in Chicago. Her second collection, DON’T KISS ME, was published by FSG Originals in 2013 and was named one of Amazon’s 10 Best Books of the Year: Short Stories. Her first novel, Ugly Girls, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in November 2014. The Huffington Post called it “a story that hits a note that’s been missing from the chorus of existing feminist literature.” Her latest novel, Eat Only When You’re Hungry, was a finalist for the 2017 Chicago Review of Books Fiction Award and a 2017 NPR Great Read.
Taking inspiration from her design background, Lauren Mitchell explores color, form and line with how she sees Florida. She draws heavy influence from the history of the Sunshine State and seeks to connect the relationship of how events from the past affect the modern and often mundane experience of everyday life. Incorporating her daughter into many of her images, Mitchell also explores childhood and what it means to be in a place that has been left behind, reinventing landscapes by means of youthful curiosity and imagination. Her work has special focus on the aging suburbs of the Space Coast, where Mitchell resided with her family for ten years.