Paula Carter is the author of the flash memoir collection No Relation. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. Based in Chicago, she is a part of the storytelling community and has performed with organizations like The Moth and 2nd Story, where she is a company member. She was the 2018 inaugural artist-in-residence at Hotel Washington on Washington Island. She teaches at Northwestern University.