Jill Dearman is the author of The Great Bravura (She Writes Press, 2015), a novel, and Bang the Keys (Penguin 2009), a book for writers, and an upcoming book on the history of feminism for Nomad Press. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the New School, and held the position of part-time Professor of Journalism at New York University for ten years. She currently teaches writing at NYU’s College of Applied Liberal Arts and at The College of New Rochelle, Rosa Parks Campus. She is an award-winning prose writer whose work has been published in The Brooklyn Rail, The Capra Review, The Portland Review, and numerous other publications. She runs a private editing/writing coach business and regularly teaches writing workshops at The Writers Room in New York City. She is honored to serve on the Editorial Board of The Dialogic Pedagogy Journal: An International Online Journal. She also lends her voice to the weekly science podcast forArchaeology magazine. A native New Yorker, mystic-about-town, and lifelong film fanatic, Jill enjoys taking imaginative forays along the seedy side of the street.