Amy Shearn is the author of the novels The Mermaid of Brooklyn and How Far Is The Ocean from Here. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Poets & Writers, Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, L Magazine, The Millions, Five Chapters, Opium, Oprah.com, xojane.com, and elsewhere. Her most recent project was the publication of "The Little Bastard," a novella written by her late grandmother, for which Amy wrote the introduction. She also curates a monthly reading series called Lit at Lark. Amy lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two young children and one elderly dog. Visit her at amyshearnwrites.com.