Just a few months back, Merritt Tierce wrote an essay for us about her stint as a mail carrier, after life as a novelist wasn’t working out exactly as she’d hoped. She’s got another piece coming for us in the August issue — can’t tell you the topic just yet, or I’m not going to, anyway — and when I was assigning it, I found out she has a new job: writing for Netflix hit Orange Is the New Black.
How’d that happen? I’d heard the whole story this weekend from her friend and mentor Ben Fountain, but this profile of Tierce by Chris Mosley goes even deeper into that and so much more. Give it a read.