2022 Genre Shortlist
Sofi Keren is a writer in love with romance and her home city of Indianapolis. She writes stories that combine the two. She has published two novels: False Starts & Artichoke Hearts and Painted Over, which was also nominated for Indiana Authors Awards in the genre and emerging categories. In addition to her romance novels, she writes short speculative fiction under the name Summer Jewel Keown, which has been published in Pulp Literature, Bikes Not Rockets, and the forthcoming Taylor Swift-themed anthology Kiss Your Darlings. She co-edited the anthology Non-stalgia with Ryan Everett Felton.