Lucy Merriman is a freelance writer, editor, artist, and ESL tutor currently living in Kent, Ohio. She graduated from Kent State University in 2016 with a degree in English, though before that she tried her hand at everything from Fine Art to Media Production to Theatre. Her previous writing has been publised in Pif, Zetetic Record, [slippage] and Long Weekends. You can find more of her work at

She has an adorable, cuddly orange cat named Banksy, and enjoys narrating the rivalry between him and the other orange cats in the neighborhood: Evil Banksy, a Norweigan Forest cat who is perpetually smug, and Tiny Banksy, who is skittish and has been kitten-sized for about a year now. 

She's a middle kid. Her younger brother is a musician, and he managed to move to New York City before her, which is just like him. Her older sister is an ultrasound tech, and the two of them have a lot of fun discussing medical science and science-fiction. Also, she introduced Lucy to Philip K Dick's work prior to Middle School by leaving Minority Report on the kitchen counter when Lucy was eleven, so, basically she owes her for life.  

She's currently working on a podcast musical; she'll keep you posted. 

What I'm Listening To: 

Albums I love in alphabetical order by artist:Angel Haze - Dirty Gold ; Amanda Palmer - Theatre in Evil ; Awkwafina - Yellow Ranger ; Childish Gambino - Camp; Corrine Bailey Rae - The Sea ; Dessa- Parts of Speech ; Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid ; Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas - Secret Evil ; Joni Mitchell- Blue ; Lindsey Stirling - Shatter Me ; Melanie Martinez - Crybaby ; Nightwish - Dark Passion Play ; The Protomen - The Protomen ; Roomful of Teeth- Render ; Vienna Teng - Aims ;  The Young Punx - Mashpop and Punkstep; Zoe Keating - Into the Trees

What I'm Watching: 

--Stranger Things--Orphan Black --Every single reality show involving cooking, baking, or becoming a Food Network Star--Gravity Falls (again) 

What I'm Reading: 

Currently, my pile includes Faith Erin Hicks' The Nameless City, Kieron Gillan's Phonogram, Diana Wynne Jones' Dogsbody, Rachel Cantor's Good on Paper, Virginia Woolf's Orlando, Ryan North's Romeo and/or Juliet, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and my recent comics pulls-- Bitch Planet, Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Sex Crminals, and Lumberjanes.