Tricia Vita spent the first 17 years of her life traveling with a carnival through New England and New York, where her first job was picking up darts and replacing busted balloons in her mother's dart game. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she has worked as a writer, translator and book scout. Excerpts from her carnival memoir have been published in Boston Review, Provincetown Arts, Shocked & Amazed, and Yankee. As a freelance writer, she has written for Art & Antiques, Islands, New Art Examiner, Preservation, Raw Vision, Teacher, and Travel + Leisure, among others. Her translation of One Thousand and One-Second Stories (Issen ichibyo monogatari) by the Japanese Dadaist Inagaki Taruho (Sun & Moon Press, 1998) was reviewed in the NY Times, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus. She has a Certificate in Reminiscence and Life Story from the University of Wisconsin--Superior (2018-2019) and creates and facilitates reminiscence activities for senior centers in New York City.