Allison Augustyn has been a rock music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and The Seattle Times, a guest speaker on NPR’s Sound Opinions, and a writer for Kill Your Idols, edited by Jim DeRogatis. She opened five exhibits as a head writer at the Field Museum of Natural History, and she coauthored the PROSE Award–winning book Gems and Gemstones. She has been recognized by Artist Trust and Pitch Wars, and she has published fiction in The Masters Review, Doll Hospital, and Whole Terrain. She is also on the board of directors at Hugo House, a writing nonprofit in Seattle.