Gayle Towell is a writer, drummer, and physics instructor from North Plains, Oregon. Her stories have appeared in Menacing Hedge, and the Warmed and Bound anthology. She won the 2013 Women’s National Book Association writing contest. Her short story "Paper" is slated to be in the Burnt Tongues anthology edited by author Chuck Palahniuk due out by Medallion Press in August of 2014. She writes the column Edit My Paragraph! for Litreactor.com. For more information you can visit her website at gayletowell.wordpress.com.