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Summer Block writes for The Toast, The Awl, McSweeney's, The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, The Towner, and NPR's "Snap Judgment." Her work has been included in several anthologies, most recently in California Prose Directory.

Summer gets excited about books, art, history, music, science, food, and crafts. She gets even more excited about esoterica, the paranormal and the occult, and anything weird or creepy. She has a lot of unusual hobbies, like taxidermy and beekeeping. She wrote the definitive list of songs about shipwrecks.