Vickie Weaver: Vickie Weaver is a 2006 Pushcart Prize Nominee. Her unpublished collection Below the Heart was a semi-finalist in the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction in 2008, and placed in the top ten of The Parthenon Prize 2007. Her short stories have appeared in Timber Creek Review, Roanoke Review, Alligator Juniper, and the anthology Women.Period. Weaver, who attended college in her mid-40s, settled into the writing life after earning an MFA from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky. She teaches at Indiana University East.