Rachel Monroe grew up in Richmond, Virginia. Since 2012 she’s been based in Marfa, Texas where she is a freelance writer, volunteer firefighter, and occasional radio host. She has written about crime, communes, utopias, drones, small towns, firefighters, fires, border issues, haunted houses, and motorcycles, among other things. She was recently a finalist for a Livingston Award for Young Journalists and named as one of 56 women journalists everyone should read by New York Magazine. Her book about women, crime, and obsession will be published by Scribner in 2019.