Heather Scott Partington is a writer, teacher, and book critic. She is a recipient of the Emerging Critics Fellowship from the National Book Critics Circle. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. She is a contributor to Goodreads, Las Vegas Weekly, Electric Literature, and The Rumpus. Heather holds an MFA in Fiction from UC Riverside’s Palm Desert Campus. She teaches high school English and lives in Elk Grove, California with her husband and two kids.