Kali VanBaale

Fiction Writer

Des Moines, IA

Author's Bio

Kali VanBaale’s debut novel, The Space Between, earned an American Book Award, the Independent Publisher’s silver medal for general fiction, and the Fred Bonnie Memorial First Novel Award. Her second novel, The Good Divide, is forthcoming from Midwestern Gothic Press June, 2016. Her third novel, The Cure for Hopeless Causes, was awarded a State of Iowa Arts Council major artist grant and is represented by Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, pending publication.
Her short stories and essays have appeared in Numéro Cinq, The Milo Review, Northwind Literary, Poets & Writers, The Writer and several anthologies.
Kali holds an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and she is a faculty member in the Lindenwood University MFA in Creative Writing Program. She currently lives and writes outside Des Moines with her husband and three children.

Publications & Prizes

A Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Families (Adams Media, 2009)
Voices of Alzheimer's (LaChance Publishing LLC, 2007)
The Good Divide (MG Press, 2016)
The Space Between (River City Publishing, 2006)
Numéro Cinq
Poets & Writers
The Milo Review
The Writer
Prizes won: 

American Book Award, Iowa Arts Council Major Artist Grant, Independent Publishers Silver Medal for general fiction, Fred Bonnie Memorial First Novel Award, Great River Writers Retreat

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Last update: May 26, 2016