Risa Nye is a California native. Her books, articles and essays can be found at www.risanye.com. She co-edited the anthology Writin’ on Empty: Parents Reveal the Upside, Downside, and Everything in Between When Children Leave the Nest. Her Ms. Barstool column and other articles appear in Berkeleyside.com. She also writes for EatDrinkFilms.com. After returning to graduate school in 2009, she earned an MFA in Creative Writing. Her memoir, There Was a Fire Here (SheWritesPress), was published in 2016. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband.