Nicole Beckley is a writer and performer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Fiction Southeast, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, 7x7, Tribeza, and The A.V. Club, as well as in many small theaters and on at least one public access channel. She’s at work on a linked story collection titled Perfect Miss. She holds a B.A. in Urban Studies and Communications from Stanford University and currently lives in Austin, TX.