Amy Shearn

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Amy Shearn is the author of How Far Is the Ocean from Here. She is a graduate of the University of Iowa and the University of Minnesota’s MFA program. Her work has appeared in The Millions, Poets & Writers, The L Magazine, Opium, and Five Chapters, and she writes for Oprah.com and RedbookMag.com. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children. Visit her online at AmyShearnWrites.com.

Photograph by Adam Tetzloff

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The Mermaid of Brooklyn

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Why am I so tired?"

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Humbert Humbert, the disturbed bard of Lolita.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. An athletic ability. I'd take any of them.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. My pathological dread of having anyone, anywhere be mad at me.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I feel so lucky to be living the life I lead. That said, I've been known to envy cats.

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