Tupelo Hassman graduated from Columbia’s MFA program. Her writing has been published in The PortlandReview Literary Journal, PaperStreet Press, Tantalum, We Still Like, and Zyzzyva, and by Invisible City Audio Tours.
Rory Hendrix, the least likely of Girl Scouts, hasn’t got a troop or a badge to call her own. But she still borrows the Handbook from the elementary school library to pore over its advice, looking for tips to get off the Calle --- the Reno trailer park where she lives with her mother, Jo, the sweet-faced, hard-luck bartender at the Truck Stop. As Rory struggles with her mother’s habit of trusting the wrong men, and the mixed blessing of being too smart for her own good, she finds refuge in books and language.