mia mercadoMia Mercado is a humor writer. Her debut collection of funny non-fiction essays WEIRD BUT NORMAL (HarperOne) is out now.

Her work has been featured in places like The New Yorker, the New York Times, Washington Posts’s The Lily, New York Magazine’s The Cut, 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