Lindsay Merbaum is a fiction writer, essayist, mixologist, and creative coach helping writers and artists set goals and action plans for success, overcome self-doubt, and build their brand. She also serves as a Fiction Editor at Rivet: Writing that Risks, a literary journal published by Red Bridge Press in San Francisco. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Electric Literature, Bitch Media, Bustle Magazine, Hello Giggles, The Rumpus, Marie Claire, PANK, Harpur Palate, Day One, The Collagist, Anomalous Press, Whiskey Paper, Hobart, Gargoyle, Epiphany, Lost Coast Review, and Dzanc Books Best of the Web, among others. Honors and awards include a Pushcart Prize nomination and receipt of the Himan Brown Award for Fiction from Brooklyn College, where she earned an MFA in Fiction from. Currently, she lives in the SF Bay Area with her partner.