Her debut collection of short stories, A WALL OF BRIGHT DEAD FEATHERS, will be published in the spring of 2021.
Babette Fraser Hale did her postgraduate writing work in the UH Creative Writing Program. Her fiction has received a Creative Artist award from the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and the Meyerson Prize from Southwest Review. Her story "Silences" (SWR, vol. 96, no. 4) was a finalist for the Texas Institute of Letters short story award in 2011. Her story “Drouth,” which appeared in Southwest Review, vol.99, no. 3, was included among the "Other Distinguished Stories of 2014," in Best American Short Stories, 2015. "Motes" appeared in Southwest Review in 2016. And a new story, "A Wall of Bright Dead Feathers" appeared in bosque: a journal in November, 2019.