Kristi Coulter has been alive forever, and she wrote the very first songs. Well, no. But she has been alive for a while, and she does write essays and fiction. Her book of essays, Nothing Good Can Come From This, will be published in 2018 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Her novel-in-progress, The Third Party, is a love triangle about brothers, college towns, and small-batch gin. 

Kristi's work has appeared in The Awl, Marie Claire, Vox, Quartz, The Mississippi Review, Salon magazine's Virgin Fiction anthology, and elsewhereShe received an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award, the Roy Cowden Memorial Fellowship, and the Stephen Farrar Fellowship. She is a former Ragdale Foundation resident and recipient of a grant from the National Foundation For Advancement in the Arts (NFAA). 

Kristi has worked in the past as a college writing and literature instructor and as a director of the cult website All Music Guide. She is currently Principal Writer for a major Seattle tech company and lives in Seattle with her husband John and golden retrievers Linus and Ella, who want to make sure you know they love you.