Rosalia Scalia is the author of the forthcoming story collection, Stumbling Toward Grace, (Unsolicited Press) publication date November 2021. Her fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous literary magazines, including Amarillo Bay, Notre Dame Review, North Atlantic Review; Pebble Lake; Pennsylvania English; The Portland Review; Quercus Review; Smile, Hon, You’re In Baltimore; South Asian Ensemble; Spout Magazine; Taproot; Oklahoma Review; Blue Lake Review; Willow Review; and many others, including publications in Canada and in India. Her story, “Henry’s Fall,” was a finalist in the Gival Press Short Story competition. The story in Taproot won first prize in its annual literary fiction competition for 2007, and “Uncharted Steps” merited a 2010 Individual Artist Grant from the Maryland State Art Council. “Sister Rafaele Heals the Sick,” first published by Pebble Lake Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2005, appeared again in an anthology titled City Sages: Baltimore (CityLit Press, May 1, 2010), a collection of stories by 32 Baltimore writers, including Poe, Anne Tyler, and Alice McDermott, among others. Her story, “You’ll Do Fine,” was a recipient of the Willow Review Award for the Spring 2011 issue. An earlier version of the first chapter of her novel-in-progress, Delia’s Concerto, was one of seven finalists in a competition held by the National League of American Pen Women and a later version was published as a short story titled,“Soul Music.” She earned a master’s in writing from Johns Hopkins University in 2003. She lives in Baltimore with her family.