Rebecca Turkewitz is a writer and high school English teacher living in Portland, Maine. She holds an MFA in fiction from The Ohio State University and is a former managing editor of The Journal. She has been a resident at Hewnoaks Artist Residency and won a 2020 Maine Literary Award in the short works category. Her short stories, essays, and humor writing have appeared in literary journals and online. Her first book, a collection of stories titled Here in the Night, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in July of 2023. She loves cats, the ocean, and ghost stories.