Photo of the author, Toni MirosevichToni Mirosevich grew up in a Croatian-American fishing family in Everett, Washington. Previous books are Pink Harvest (MidList Press, 2007, First Series in Creative Nonfiction Award,  Lambda Literary Award Finalist), The Takeaway Bin (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010), Queer Street (Custom Words, 2005), My Oblique Strategies (Thorngate Road, 2005, Frank O’Hara Chapbook Award), The Rooms We Make Our Own (Firebrand Books, 1997), and Trio: Toni Mirosevich, Charlotte Muse, Edward Smallfield (Specter Press, 1995).

She is an alumna of MacDowell, Hedgebrook, Blue Mountain Center, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and University of Washington’s Whitely Center creative writing residencies. Her cross-genre writings have been anthologized in Best Women’s Travel Writing, Best American Travel Writing, The Gastronomica Reader, AutoBioDiversity: True Stories from Zyzzyva, Best of the Bellevue Literary Review,  and received Notable Mention in Best American Essays. Fiction and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals including Fourth Genre, North American Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, San Francisco Chronicle Magazine. After early years working in various labor jobs she began teaching creative writing at San Francisco State University in 1991. She is a professor emeritus at SFSU and lives with her wife in California.