Al Russell is from North Carolina. She lives there now, but she got her MFA from the University of New Hampshire; undergrad from University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has a husband. She has a dog. She is ordained in the Church of the Subgenius as Rev. Dr. FemAllen. She teaches at Rockingham Community College. She tries to volunteer in the community a lot. She edits for Outlook Springs literary journal. Real, not-exaggerated, un-hyperbolized life is pretty boring, as is healthy, so she doesn't really enjoy writing about it very much. This is the end of this paragraph.