Shanna Germain claims the titles of writer, editor, leximaven, girl geek, wanderluster, she-devil, vorpal blonde and Schrödinger’s brat. Her award-winning poems, essays, stories and novellas have appeared in hundreds of publications, including Best American Erotica, Best Bondage Erotica, Best Erotic Romance, Best Gay Romance, Best Lesbian Erotica, Freerange Nonfiction, Salon and Unshod Quills. An Associate Fellow at the Attic Institute in Portland, OR, Shanna has taught classes in writing, publishing, media and photography at a wide variety of places. She’s even garnered an award here and there, including a Pushcart nomination, the Rauxa Prize for Erotic Poetry and the C. Hamilton Bailey Poetry Fellowship. She keeps her ego in a tiny glass jar and feeds it drops of sea water and baby crickets so that it will never outgrow its cage. Her most recent collection is Bound by Lust.