Cheryl Pappas is the author of The Clarity of Hunger (word west press, 2021), a collection of flash fiction.
Her stories have appeared in Wigleaf, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Juked, The Chattahoochee Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is represented by Alicia Brooks, of the Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency. She signed with a literary agent based on the strength of the novel's first draft and was awarded a grant in fiction from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
While at MacDowell, she worked on a second draft of her first novel, Abandon—a contemporary retelling of Hansel and Gretel, in which the parents are addicted to opioids.