The morning after I arrived on a very delayed, very turbulent flight to AWP 2012 in Chicago, I awoke to find a girl I’d never met before in my room. She was a friend of a friend, who woke up and introduced us, and in conversation she mentioned she had a book of essays coming out from this great independent press, Future Tense, and she was at AWP to give a couple of readings and promote the book, Legs Get Led Astray. “I write about authors sometimes,” I said. “Then you should take one,” Chloe said. “It’s the first copy I’m giving out at AWP.” I read it in one sitting, thinking, this girl is brave. She’s done and written about things most people fantasize about, she romanticizes nothing, and she’s hilarious to boot. I got to interview her for Publishers Weekly, which you can read here, and on September 1st we’ll be reading in the Hudson River Loft Reading Series Chloe founded, the final one she’ll host before she moves to Portland.