Wendy Elizabeth Wallace is a queer writer who grew up in Buffalo, New York, a city she will talk about for hours if you let her. Currently, she teaches English in Connecticut, and writes when her dog is not demanding walks. She is the co-founding editor of Peatsmoke: A Literary Journal. She met the good people who are willing to suffer through her rough drafts at the Purdue University MFA. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in jmww, Pithead Chapel, The Carolina Quarterly, Two Hawks Quarterly, Longleaf Review, and elsewhere. Find her on Twitter at @WendyEWallace1.