Author Archives: Kailee Marie Pedersen

Kailee Marie Pedersen

Kailee Marie Pedersen was adopted from Nanning in 1996. Her work has appeared in Strange Horizons and Quarto Magazine. She was the recipient of a 2015 Individual Artist Fellowship in Nonfiction from the Nebraska Arts Council. In case you didn't notice, her favorite Don McLean song is "American Pie."

This’ll Be the Day That I Die

Don McLean American Pie

The lyrics were incomprehensible to me at the time, but I knew even then that I wanted to be Miss American Pie.

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