Rae Paris is from Carson, California. Her work has been supported by the NEA, the Hambidge Center, ACA, Hedgebrook, and VONA. Her fiction appears in So to Speak, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. "The Girl Who Ate Her Own Skin" was a recommended story in the 2009 O. Henry Prize Stories, and her collection was a finalist for the 2008 Flannery O'Connor Award. She recently completed a novel, You. She’s Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Michigan State University.