Lauren Cross’s writing has appeared in Catapult, Hippocampus, Navigating Narratives: A Thematic Reader and elsewhere. Her essay, “How to Preserve a Body,” was a finalist for Fourth Genre’s 2020 Michael Steinberg Memorial Essay Contest. She currently serves as the creative nonfiction editor for Sweet Lit, and she teaches at her alma mater, Ball State University. Her research and teaching interests include the personal essay and memoir, hybridity, and literary editing and publishing. She received her M.F.A. from the University of South Florida. You can contact her through her Ball State profile page.