Heather Scott Partington is a writer, teacher, and book critic. She is the winner of an emerging critic fellowship from the National Book Critics Circle. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, The Washington PostThe Los Angeles Times, Newsday, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. Heather is a contributor to GoodreadsLas Vegas Weekly, and Kirkus. She teaches high school English and lives in Elk Grove, California, with her husband and two kids.