Dani Castonzo is a creative writer and storyteller who lives in Chicago. She writes prose, poetry, short stories and is working on her first young adult novel. Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best Small Fictions Anthology by Sonder Press. She is a regular performer in the live lit scene in Chicago. Past performances include Is This A Thing?, Serving the Sentence, and Do Not Submit. She graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Informatics and a B.A. in Journalism.