Stephanie K. Hopkins writes short stories, non-fiction, and young adult fiction. You can find her work in such anthologies and journals as Painted Bride Quarterly, Blithe House Quarterly, Dirty Girls, and Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (Or Not). She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and was a finalist for the 2006 Rauxa Prize for Erotic Fiction. She recently finished a young adult novel, Edge of Seventeen, and is now working on a memoir about her adventures as an ex-professor turned bartender. She has a PhD from New York University, and has taught writing at NYU, Bard College, and The New School. She is a founding member of the Brooklyn Writers Collaborative.