Miranda K. Pennington is a life-long Brontë enthusiast whose work has appeared on The Toast, The American Scholar online, The Ploughshares blog, and The Catapult Podcast. She has been a writing consultant and University Writing Instructor at Columbia University, where she also received her MFA in creative nonfiction. Pennington has also taught academic writing at Touro College, SUNY Empire State, and the LEDA institute; she has led creative writing workshops for the AmpLit festival and Uptown Stories, a Washington Heights-based nonprofit. A Girl Walks Into a Book is her first book. She lives in Inwood with her husband and their dog, Roxy.