Morgan Kayser is a writer of fiction and occasionally nonfiction, though she much prefers making things up to telling the truth. In fact, this entire bio could be a lie.
Though she was born in Boston and her family is from New York, Morgan is strongly influenced by her formative years spent living in Georgia and north Florida. Most of her stories are set in the oppressive heat and sinister magic of the American south and often focus on the strange paradox of women’s strength, sexuality, and suppression. Morgan’s work also deals a lot with women’s health, inspired by both her family’s widespread suffering due to the NBN cancer gene and her own struggle with endometriosis. Her work has won the Turow-Kinder Award and has appeared or is forthcoming from Outlook Springs, The Yearbook Office, and The Molotov Cocktail.
Morgan currently teaches at the University of Pittsburgh, where she received her MFA in Fiction. For the last five summers, she’s worked at the University of Virginia Young Writers Workshop, most recently as Assistant Residential Program Director, and she hopes to spend many more summers there in the future. Morgan earned her BA in Creative Writing at Florida State University, where she also served two years as Editor in Chief of the newsmagazine The Yeti.
When not writing or teaching, Morgan can be found hanging out with her long-haired German Shepherd Sheba, baking, or re-watching Game of Thrones.