L.A. Merrill

L.A. Merrill is a tiny blonde woman who loves a good story. In any genre, from opera to sci-fi, she believes that stories are the best way to share, learn, escape, and grow. She has worked as a tour guide, assistant stage director, and spent one memorable summer as a camp counselor. After five years in vocal performance, production work, and arts education, she now writes full-time. Her work has appeared in Kansas City Voices magazine, on the YouTube series The Blank Scene, and online. Ms. Merrill is inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Flannery O'Connor, and Maureen Johnson, and the list of her favorite authors is several miles long. An avid knitter, she has yet to follow a pattern and has made some interestingly shaped hats as a result. She lives with her family in the Midwest, where she can usually be found reading, writing, and making things up as she goes along. Follow her on Twitter for feminism and fangirling at @la_mer92.