Kelsey Osgood is a writer, editor, and amateur thaumaturgist who lives in Brooklyn, drinks cheap beer, and has a blog, which basically means she's living the dream.  Her work has appeared in Bookslut, New York Magazine, Braided Brook, Great Design and The Baltimore Review and is upcoming in Self Magazine, The New Yorker, Tablet and on the website Her first book will be published by the Overlook Press in Fall 2013. In her spare time, she makes micrographic art, studies obscure cults, and watches Intervention.

Age: 28

Twitter: I am way too fragile and scattered to participate in any kind of social media.

What I Do, Job-wise: I work for a book publisher, write, edit, and pitch absurd ideas to anyone who will listen

What I Do, Fun-wise: think about pizza

My Motto: "Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity."

My Anti-Motto: Anything Rhonda Byrne has ever said

The First Movie Star I Ever Had A Crush On: Ethan Hawke was in this Disney version (I think Disney) of White Fang in 1991 and I found him so hot in a sad, spectral way.

My “celebs to make out with” list: Ryan Gosling.  That's it.  That's the whole list.  

The Most Played Song On My iTunes: I suppose The Animals' "House of the Rising Sun."

Last Book I Read Without Skimming Any Parts: Anna Karenina.  I have read a few since then, but that sounds most impressive.  

My Most Worn Item of Clothing: A very simple black H&M dress.  Also black Ferragamo shoes that have been taken to the cobbler to be repaired no less than three times in as many years.

Beauty Products That I Hoard: Mario Badescu skin products

I smell like: cigarettes, because my boss smokes in our office 

I Have Faked An Orgasm (Yes/No): Are you going to be pissed if I say no?