Cindi Boiter grew up in Spartanburg County where her imagination grew wild. She attended undergraduate school at USC on a journalism scholarship then promptly changed her major to sociology and graduated from the College of Charleston. She received a MA from George Mason University and almost finished a PhD from USC in the history of Southern women. A six-time SC Fiction Project winner and winner of the Porter Fleming Award for fiction, she is the author of Buttered Biscuits—Short Stories from the South (2012), co-author of Red Social with Alejandro Garcia-Lemos, editor of The Limelight, volume 1 (both 2013), as well as contributor to State of the Heart (2013) and Inheritance(2000). Cindi and high school sweetheart/husband Bob Jolley are the parents of two daughters who, though all grown-up, they still adore. They live deep in the woods of Chapin at a little place called Muddy Ford. A lover of all art forms “because it makes us better,” Cindi believes strongly in the importance of an interdisciplinary arts community in which artists are also patrons of the arts and hopes that Jasper Magazine will help facilitate the growth and sustenance of such a community in Columbia. Her theme song is “Taking Care of Business” by BTO, but Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic” can launch her into ecstasy.