Allie Rowbottom is the author of JELL-O GIRLS, a New York Times Editor’s Choice selection. Her essays and short fiction can be found in Vanity Fair, Salon, Best American Essays, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. She is currently at work on a novel about plastic surgery, mother loss and Instagram. Allie holds a PhD from the University of Houston and an MFA from CalArts and lives in LA. She is rarely on Twitter but always on Instagram.