holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing
from the University of Southern Maine's
Stonecoast MFA program
A member of the National Book Critics Circle,
she reviews novels for the Historical Novels Review
and reads fiction submissions for New England Review.
In her twenty years of medical practice,
Kightlinger was privileged to care for the women of Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Guyana
A member of the American Association for the History of Medicine,
Kightlinger studies medieval medicine and midwifery
and the manuscripts and arts of the mystical healer
She lives in northwestern Pennsylvania with her husband,
three comical dogs, three elegant cats,
and a charming little rooster named Ollie.