Laura Goode is a novelist, essayist, poet, and screenwriter living in San Francisco. Her first novel for young adults, Sister Mischief, was released by Candlewick Press in 2011, and she is currently producing her first first feature film, FARAH GOES BANG, which she co-wrote with Meera Menon. Her poems and essays have appeared in The Rumpus, The Faster Times, Boston Review, Racialicious, Feministing, The New Inquiry, IndieWire, Denver Quarterly, Dossier, Slope, Fawlt, and other publications. Laura was raised outside Minneapolis, where she was a spelling bee kid, and received her BA and MFA from Columbia University. Follow her @lauragoode and visit her at www.lauragoode.com.