Paula Carter is the author of the flash memoir collection No Relation (2017). Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. Based in Chicago, she is a part of the live lit community and is a company member with the storytelling group 2nd Story. She was the inaugural writer-in-residence on Washington Island, Wisconsin in fall 2018. She holds an MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington and is currently teaching creative nonfiction at Northwestern University.