M.C. Easton has worked as literary editor on Spindrift and published her first chapbook, Sagebrush and Cedar, under contract in 2004. She holds a B.A. in Culture, Literature, and the Arts from the University of Washington Bothell. She has since published short fiction in Spartan and is currently completing a novel, The Gods of Kittitas County, addressing a young woman’s loss of faith and the difficult choices she must make in a violent, fundamentalist community.
All her stories are dark and possibly a little twisted. As a feminist and a survivor of gender-based violence, she is especially interested in exploring the stories of women villains, anti-heroes, unreliable narrators, and other femme scoundrels. Currently, she is working toward a DIY MFA, which you can follow here.
After serving community college students in campus writing centers for 16 years, substitute teaching for English professors, and leading campus writing workshops, she chose to earn an M.Ed. in Adult Learning along with a TESOL certification (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) in order to better advocate for and support her students. After a chronic migraine diagnosis in 2016, however, she transitioned to online English language teaching as well as designing English language curriculum. She believes culturally responsive English language instruction can empower students to advocate for themselves and their communities across borders of all kinds.
She currently lives outside of Seattle with her husband and their cat.