with Sabrina Orah Mark
Meryl Branch-McTiernan is a native New Yorker who splits her time between the Lower East Side of Manhattan and Hollywood. She writes fiction, creative nonfiction and screenplays. Her fiction has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail and The Southampton Review. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Huffington Post, Chaleur Magazine, and Ritualwell. She recently produced her first movie, based on a screenplay she co-wrote, which is now in post-production. She is completing an MFA in Creative Writing at Stony Brook University. She lives in a fifth floor walkup apartment with her cat Tiger Lily, who enjoys the stairs much more than she does.