Mary Breaden is a native of Eugene, Oregon, and is brave (or crazy) enough to have brought an Oregonian's love for biking and gardening to the Big Old Apple. By early morning light, she writes, and during business hours, she works for a social services nonprofit in Brooklyn. She and Andrea Janda founded an experimental literary journal (www.visitantlit.com) in 2016. Mary’s work has been published in the Fanzine, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Persistent Visions, The Mondegreen, and elsewhere. She was selected as an Emerging Writer in the Lamprophonic Reading Series and nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2015.