Rebecca Koffman is a freelance writer living in Portland, Oregon. Her essays and journalism have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Salon, and several other magazines and newspapers. “The Creature Feature” is her first published fiction. She is working, sporadically, on a collection of short stories, based largely in South Africa, where she grew up, and also on a mystery novel. She has two children, a son of ten and a daughter who is seven. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.