Where are you from?
I was born in Bethlehem, PA and at the time of publication will live in Pittsburgh, PA.
Who are your favorite writers?
Joan Didion, Vladimir Nabokov, John McPhee, Jo Ann Beard, Roald Dahl, E.B. White, Anne Carson.
Which book/books have had the biggest influence on your writing?
Joan Didion's Democracy and Slouching Towards Bethlehem, Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides, Anne Fadiman's The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, John D'Agata's Halls of Fame, and David Foster Wallace's A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again.