|Emilie Staat is astonished daily that she’s a freelance writer in New Orleans. Originally from a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, she’s lived in Louisiana for fourteen years and feels quite at home here. Her essay “Tango Face” recently won the nonfiction category of the William Faulkner-William Wisdom competition. She is an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine and writes for 225 Magazine, NOLAFemmes and PureSYTYCD. She works as a script coordinator in the local film industry, writes about tango and dance, and is finishing her novel, The Winter Circus. She blogs about life, writing and New Orleans at Jill of all Genres.
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