Melissa Huggins is the director of Get Lit! Programs, which includes the Get Lit! Festival, Spokane Youth Book Festival, and creative writing programs for K-12 students. She has an MFA from Eastern Washington University and spends her spare moments writing fiction, essays, book reviews, and more. Her essay "Stranger Danger" was recently included in the Railtown Almanac anthology, and her interviews with Joyce Carol Oates, William T. Vollmann, and Emily St. John Mandel have appeared in Willow Springs.