Alison McBain lives in Connecticut with her husband and two daughters. Her husband is a professional chef who started out his career in the industry as a dishwasher, and she drew the inspiration for this story from his experiences in the kitchen.
She has been published in SpeckLit and On the Premises, among others, and is a recent recipient of the Patricia McFarland Memorial Award from Flash Fiction Chronicles. When not writing, she draws all over the walls of her house with the enthusiastic help of her kids. You can find out more about forthcoming work and read her blog at alisonmcbain.com or follow her on Twitter @AlisonMcBain.