The Wedding Bed
  The Marriage Bed
Fiction by Elaine Ford
  A Sense of Morality
  Wasps in a Bottle
  Rita Lafferty’s Lucky Summer
•  Birthing    
  Ship Street
  Nerve-Wrackin Christmas
  Original Brasses, Fine Patina
About the Author   |   Family-Based Historical Fiction  |  
November 2015 fiction issue 

About Elaine Ford

Elaine FordElaine Ford has published five novels, including Missed Connections and Ivory Bright. Her story collection The American Wife won the 2007 Michigan Literary Fiction Award. New work appears in Chariton Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, Your Genealogy Today, and Arkansas Review. A performance of her story “The Power Cord” can be heard at!i2-1/c1jma.

Elaine’s work has been recognized by a Guggenheim Fellowship and two National Endowment for the Arts grants. She is professor emerita at the University of Maine, where she taught creative writing and literature. Her website is:

Some stories in The Marriage Bed were previously published, as follows: “A Sense of Morality” in Seattle Review; “Wasps in a Bottle” in Kennebec and the novel Monkey Bay; “Rita Lafferty’s Lucky Summer” in the Miami Herald, Newsday, and the Arizona Republic as part of the PEN Syndicated Fiction Project; and “Nerve-Wrackin Christmas” in The American Wife.

Photo by Michele Stapleton               
  © Elaine Ford, 2015