Liz Iversen was born in the Philippines and grew up in South Dakota. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Creative Nonfiction, Passages North, Room, and J Journal: New Writing on Justice. She has received support from Tin House and the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance for her novel-in-progress set in WWII Philippines. Currently based in Portland, Maine, she is a copywriter for a radio and podcast advertising agency. You can find her online at liziversen.com.