mia mercado by chase castor

Mia Mercado likes to write funny things that make you think or funny things that make you not think or thinky things that make you have feelings.

Her debut collection of humorous non-fiction essays WEIRD BUT NORMAL is set to publish with HarperOne the summer of 2020.

Her work has been featured in places like The New Yorker, The New York Times, Bustle, McSweeney’s, Reductress, BUST, The American Bystander, Gizmodo, The Hairpin, Hallmark Cards, and a bottle she threw in the river when she was 9.

Mia’s done brand work with companies like Hallmark, Google, Hershey’s, and Maisonette. She has won ~*awards*~ and been talked about by the press but it’s whatever.

She grew up in Wisconsin and probably says “bag” wrong. Currently, she lives in Kansas City, working on freelance writing and self-control while eating chips.

She is me. I am her. I started writing this in third person and just kinda went with it.

Photo by Chase Castor