Victoria Loustalot usually lives in New York City. But she's currently avoiding winter by spending a few months in Los Angeles, California, her home state. She earned her B.A. in English from Columbia University in just three years and was subsequently awarded a fellowship to continue on at Columbia’s School of the Arts, earning her Master’s Degree in writing. She has taught writing as both a high school teacher and a Columbia University undergraduate writing professor. In addition to her new memoir, This Is How You Say Goodbye, she has written for The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Onion, Publishers Weekly, Women’s Wear Daily, Glamour, AOL, and NBC, among others. Learn more at victorialoustalot.com.