Paula Carter is the author of the essay collection No Relation (Black Lawrence Press). Her work has appeared in Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Salon, TriQuarterly, and Prairie Schooner. As a professional freelance writer she has contributed to publications such as Writer’s Digest, Creative Nonfiction, Chicago Magazine, and Harvard Gazette. 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 is the editorial manager of the digital magazine INTER and holds an M.F.A. in fiction from Indiana University, Bloomington.