Rose Andersen received her MFA in writing at California Institute of the Arts. Her memoir, The Heart and Other Monsters is forthcoming from Bloomsbury on July 7th, 2020 and was awarded the CalArts Emi Kuriyama Thesis Prize. She writes to the dulcimer snores of her Boston Terrier, Charlotte, and completes her stories despite the endless barrage of puns from her spouse, Josh. Rose wishes this picture of her wasn’t quite so large. She is published in The Cut, Glamour, Jellyfish Review, and Forge Lit among others. She can be found on twitter @roseandersen.