Paula Carter is the author of the forthcoming essay collection No Relation (Black Lawrence Press, November 2017). 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 scene 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.