Professionally: Writer, editor, marketer, bookseller, and occasional veggie seller. Former university lecturer and administrative assistant.

My previous work experience includes cashiering at a store that sold everything from rugs to socks to machetes; selling bath products and, later, women’s fashion; freelance reporting; shopping for strangers’ groceries; delivering mail; fulfilling interlibrary loan requests; coordinating an academic department; moving furniture; teaching inmates, children, and college students how to write; managing and editing for various literary journals; pet sitting; and waiting in parking lots for undergrads to request a rideshare. In another timeline, I ran for the town library board of trustees.

Personally: Baker, candlemaker, karaoke champ, and dance machine. Also, prone to taking too many cat pictures.