Nina B. Lichtenstein holds a PhD in French literature and an MFA from University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast program. Her writing has appeared in Brevity, Tablet, Lilith, The Washington Post, and Hippocampus (forthcoming), among other places. She is currently working on a memoir titled 'My Body Remembers' and is editing a personal essay collection by converts to Judaism. She has blogged as the Viking Jewess since 2014. A native of Oslo, Norway, she lives in Maine with her partner Tony, and between them they have nine grown children.