Suzanne Paola is an award-winning poet, memoirist, and author of nonfiction. As Susanne Paola Antonetta, she is the author of Body Toxic: An Environmental Memoir, A Mind Apart: Travels in a Neurodiverse World, and Make Me a Mother: A Memoir. With Brenda Miller, she is the author of Tell It Slant: Creating, Refining, and Publishing Creative Nonfiction. Among the awards her work has won are a New York Times Notable Book distinction, an American Book Award, a Library Journal Best Science Book of the Year Award, and a Pushcart Prize. Her essays and poetry have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Orion, and Seneca Review. Her next project is The Devil’s Castle, a cultural history of a once well-regarded German psychiatric institute that would later house a Nazi extermination program. She lives in Bellingham, Washington with her husband and son.