photo by françois biajoux
| 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 (kid’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 Didion’s work in the 2008 Happy Endings Contest sponsored by Humanities Montana.