T Stores grew up in Jacksonville, Florida, and now lives on a mountainside in Putney, Vermont. She works at the University of Hartford, where she is Associate Dean for Curriculum and Academic Planning and Professor of English, Creative Writing. She has previously served as Director of the Humanities Center and the N.E.H./Harry Jack Grey Distinguished Teaching Humanist.
T studied English at the University of Florida and the University of Colorado, Boulder (BA), and completed her MFA at Emerson College. She has been awarded grants by the Vermont Arts Council and Barbara Deming Money for Women Fund, among others. She has completed residencies at Bread Loaf, Squaw Valley, and Shiro Oni.
Her three novels include Getting to the Point (Naiad 1995), SideTracks (Naiad 1996), and Backslide (Spinster’s Ink 2006). Her collection of short fiction, Frost Heaves, is slated for release on March 1, 2018, from Green Writers Press. The title story from Frost Heaves was winner of the Kore Press Fiction Contest and published as a chapbook in 2010. A fourth novel, Ten Types of Women, will be published in 2019.
She is widely published in short fiction and the essay, as well as poetry, with work appearing in Sinister Wisdom, Harrington Literary Quarterly, Rock & Sling, Cicada, Out Magazine, Blithe House, Oregon Literary Review, Bloom Magazine, Rock & Sling, Earth’s Daughters, Blueline, SawPalm, Kudzu, Fourth Genre and Minerva Rising, among others. She has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes in short fiction and creative nonfiction.