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Summer Block (that's me) writes all kinds of things, including essays, short fiction, poetry, plays, and sketch comedy. Occasionally also book reviews, corporate memos, celebrity gossip, greeting cards, technical manuals, travel guides, crafting how-tos, compliance documentation, scavenger hunt clues, and trivia questions.

Her work (that is, my work) has appeared in The Toast, The Awl, McSweeney's, The Rumpus, The Towner, The Nervous Breakdown, Buzzfeed, and in many other publications.

Her (my) short story "Hospitality" won the 2010 MWA award for short fiction and is included in the anthology Million Writers Award: Best New Online Voices (Spotlight Publishing). Her essay "The Best Places to Get Free Coffee in LA" (originally published in The Awl) is included in the anthology California Prose Directory.

Summer also works on game design with Futuruption, including Midnight Madness 2015 and the Endgame puzzle.

With the incomparable J Ryan Stradal, Summer produces the quarterly reading series Hot Dish.

She also teaches writing workshops at The Writing Pad in Los Angeles.

Summer (still me) has lived in four U.S. states and on three continents. As an undergraduate she attended the University of Chicago, majoring in English Literature and Medieval Studies. 

She is (I am) currently at work on a nonfiction book about occultism in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley, a horror play, a modern retelling of Bouvard et Pécuchet, and many other things. 

Some people follow her (that's me) on Twitter at teamblock. You can email both her and me at summer.block@gmail.com.