Allie Marini is a cross-genre writer and tarot reader. She holds degrees from Antioch University of Los Angeles and New College of Florida. She is a member of the Tarosophy Tarot Association and is an empathic tarot reader. Allie has been a finalist for Best of the Net and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her masthead credits include Lunch Ticket, Spry Literary Journal & Mojave River Review. She has published a number of chapbooks, including Pictures from the Center of The Universe (Paper Nautilus, winner of the Vella Prize) and Southern Cryptozoology: A Field Guide to Beasts of the Southern Wild (Hyacinth Girl Press, finalist for the SFPA’s Elgin Award.) In addition to her work on the page, Allie was a member of Oakland’s 2017 National Slam Team. Allie is a Florida expat who writes poetry, fiction, essays, and tarot dossiers in the Pacific Northwest, where she is usually cold.