A seventh generation Mississippian, Gerry Wilson grew up in Pontotoc. For more than twenty years, she taught English and creative writing to high school students. Now retired, Gerry writes short and long fiction. Her short stories have appeared in numerous journals, including Good Housekeeping and The Crescent Review. “Mating,” the first story in Crosscurrents, won the Prime Number Magazine Award for Short Fiction in 2014. In 2015 she received a Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Arts Fellowship.