Heather Scott Partington was raised in California’s central valley. She teaches high school English and lives in Elk Grove, California, with her husband and two kids. Her writing has appeared at The Rumpus, Bookslut, The Nervous Breakdown, and Under The Gum Tree. Heather is currently the book reviews editor at The Coachella Review. She holds an MFA in Fiction from UC Riverside’s Palm Desert Campus.