Melissa Faliveno is a writer, editor, and teacher in Brooklyn, New York. The former senior editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, she has also had essays and interviews appear in Bitch magazine, the Millions, Prairie Schooner, Isthmus, DIAGRAM, Midwestern Gothic, and Green Mountains Review, among others, and received a notable selection in The Best American Essays 2016. Born and raised in small-town Wisconsin, she currently teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Tomboyland is her first book. Learn more at www.melissafaliveno.com.