Rachel Rear is a writer, teacher, actor, and sometime aerialist living in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA at Rutgers University, her MA at Teachers College, Columbia University, and her MFA at The New School. She has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Crab Creek Review, Off The Coast Poetry Journal, and Ducts Webzine. She also hangs around Circus Warehouse in Queens, NY. Her first book, CATCH THE SPARROW, a true crime/memoir, is out now from Bloomsbury Publishing and Sphere UK. Follow her on Twitter @RaeRear.