Christine Vines is founder, curator and host of Fiction Addiction. Christine grew up in Kansas and graduated from Vassar College. She has had the pleasure of reading her work at KGB and The Franklin Park Reading Series. She has also ventured southward to guest teach for the Writers in Baltimore Schools program, which is inspiring and humbling and most recently involved forcing teenagers to watch the sunset from a mountaintop until they conceded “It IS amazing, I’d never noticed!” She is a bartender and fiction writer living in Brooklyn, New York.
Amanda Faraone is the co-host of Fiction Addiction. An adventurer from a young age, she has lived in Berlin, New York, Athens, San Francisco, and most significantly, Chicago. Her stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Curbside Splendor, Ghost Ocean Magazine, red lightbulbs, and THE2NDHAND txt, among others. Her debut play, “The Last Sleepover” was performed at the 2012 Chicago Fringe Festival. She has worked as a waitress, nanny, and teaching artist. Currently, she is the Development Assistant at One Story and an MFA Candidate in Fiction at Brooklyn College. She lives, writes, and works in Brooklyn.
Sierra Troy-Regier is an intern with Fiction Addiction. She grew up on the Lower East Side, not far from where the reading takes place. She received her BA from the Kratz Center for Creative Writing at Goucher College in Baltimore. Sierra was awarded two Kratz Center Fellowships in 2011 and 2013 to perform culture and setting studies in Abiquiu, New Mexico and Berea, Kentucky. She was a recipient of the Kratz Center’s 2013 Reese Award, naming her a Goucher writer of the year. She has also worked with jmww based in Baltimore, reading fiction submissions and writing book reviews. Sierra now works as a prenatal coordinator and doula with the Institute for Family Health. She first got the birth bug apprenticing with traditional midwives in Ghana and is forever grateful for that time. She lives and writes and works on the Lower East Side.