Irina Reyn is the author of the Goldberg Prize-winning novel "What Happened to Anna K." She is also the editor of Living on the Edge of the World: New Jersey Writers Take on the Garden State. She teaches fiction writing at the University of Pittsburgh and is finishing her second novel. Follow her on Twitter at @IrinaReyn1.
Bedbugs began to invade my imagination two months after my daughter was born. I was readying to attend a conference when a friend casually mentioned the hotel was featured on the Bedbug Registry.…Bedbug Registry? What was that? I headed to the website and started rooting around. I researched bedbugs. And that was when life would be divided in half--before my daughter was born when bedbugs did not exist for me and after the birth of my daughter when bedbugs were everywhere. Granted, I was poised for calamity.… >> Read More