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|Â Â Carol Schwalberg is a fourth-generation New Yorker who considers herself a naturalized Californian. Her short stories have appeared in Penthouse, Independent Ink, Steam Ticket, Verdad, Wordplay, and The Los Angeles Times (kidâ€™s page), Women in Judaism (Canada), Woman (UK), Ita (Australia) and Fair Lady (South Africa) as well as in the anthologies, If I Had My Life to Live Over, I Would Pick More Daisies (Papier-Mache), Am I Teaching Yet? (Heinemann), Rite of Passage (Lonely Planet) and ParaSpheres (Omnidawn). She won first prize both for her story in Verdad and her parody of Joan Didionâ€™s work in the 2008 Happy Endings Contest sponsored by Humanities Montana.