I’m a writer, editor, and part-time academic living in Queens. My parents were Millennialist (pre-trib / dispensational) Christian hippies, and I was raised on C.S. Lewis, organic vegetables, and the assumption that the apocalypse is nigh. I had a pony, though, so that last bit was OK.

Having graduated from a performing arts high school (FAME!), I got a degree in Asian Studies from Vassar College, then fell down a rabbit hole and landed on the First Internet Bubble, which subsequently popped. Afterward, I threw over corporate life and began a career as a freelance editor. These days, I work as an editorial strategist (wha?) in the web industry, edit books, and write a bit of copy.

Though I’ve been out of school for a million years, I’m now doing an MA in English Literature at Queens College, CUNY, and I’m finishing up a thesis on the uses of art, history, and transcendence in Hope Mirrlees’ 1926 fantasy/detective novel Lud-in-the-Mist.

Blissbat.net was my original personal website after I graduated from my early babygoff days on Geocities and Usenet. After many years of trying to keep my fragmented web identities from touching, I’ve decided to trust that everything will work out, so I’ve come back to Blissbat as my base of operations.

I’m on Twitter and you can reach me at erin@blissbat.net.