Courtney Gillette is a writer, ex-teacher, and lover of milkshakes. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in The Huffington Post, AfterEllen.com, LambdaLiterary.org, Tom Tom Magazine, and Spinner, among others, as well as the Lambda Award winning anthology The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning and Other Identities (Knopf 2006). Most recently she contributed to the YA anthology Truth And Dare (Running Press Kids 2011). In 2009 she became a Literary Death Match Champion. Her most favorite thing in the world is Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at Lesley University. She lives in Brooklyn, and rides a sweet blue bicycle. You can contact her at courtney [dot] gillette [at] gmail [dot] com.
[photo by Pieter Van Hattem for Poets & Writers]