Marjorie Klein's first novel, Test Pattern (Wm. Morrow Publishers, 2000, hardcover; HarperCollins Perennial, 2001, paperback and ebook) was a Barnes and Noble "Discover Great New Writers" selection. Her creative nonfiction has appeared in various publications, including 20 years of free-lance work for Tropic, the Miami Herald's Sunday magazine. She has taught at the University of Miami, Warren Wilson College, Florida International University (where she received her MFA), the Florida Center for Literary Arts at Miami Dade College, University of North Carolina/Asheville’s Great Smokies Writers Program and UNCA’s Osher Lifetime Learning Institute. Recipient of a Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in 2007 and honorable mention in 2002, she served as a preliminary judge in the writing category for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts from 1991-2006, until she moved to Asheville. She has recently completed a new novel, Shifting Gears, and has begun another.