Andrea Ruggierello’s stories, essays, and poetry appear in Gay Magazine, ZoraHobart, The Baltimore Review, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Electric Literature, Catapult, Third Coast, Day One, and elsewhere. She has an Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from West Virginia University and is a contributing writer for the We Need Diverse Books blog. She was born in Korea, adopted as a baby, and now lives in Washington, D.C.