Paula Carter is the author of the flash memoir collection No Relation (Black Lawrence Press, 2017). Her essays have appeared in Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Salon, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. Based in Chicago, she is a part of the nonfiction storytelling community and has performed with The Moth, This Much is True, and 2nd Story, where she is a company member. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Indiana University, Bloomington and is currently teaching writing at Northwestern University.