Amber Ruth Paulen ❦ Writer and Educator

A photograph showing corn plants close up, with a woman walking toward farm buildings in the background. Photograph by Simon Griffee.

I am a writer, educator and sometimes copyeditor. I recently returned to my family’s dairy farm in rural Michigan after years of living and traveling in other continents, states and cities. I graduated with an MFA in fiction from Columbia University in NYC and am currently writing a book of linked short stories that follows multiple generations through the rise and fall of a family dairy farm, kind of similar to the one in the photo. My writing has been published around the internet and in print and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I teach freshman writing and work as a writing consultant. Here is my Résumé.