Alexis Paige is the author of two books by Vine Leaves Press, where she is also the Nonfiction Acquisitions Editor. Work Hard, Not Smart: How to Make a Messy Literary Life, a craft memoir and ode to neurodivergence, is a Wishing Shelf Book Award Finalist and winner of three 2022 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards in the categories of Writing/ Publishing, Women’s Interests, and Disability Awareness. Paige’s memoir-in-essays, Not a Place on Any Map, won the Vine Leaves Press Vignette Collection Award in 2016. Her work appears in many journals and anthologies, including Hippocampus Book’s Getting to the Truth: The Craft and Practice of Creative Nonfiction, Longform, The Rumpus, Fourth Genre, and Brevity, where she was an Assistant Editor from 2013-2019. Winner of the New Millennium Nonfiction Prize, Paige has also received two “Notable” mentions in Best American Essays and four nominations for the Pushcart Prize. Assistant Professor of Writing at Vermont State University, she holds an MA in poetry from San Francisco State University and an MFA in nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine. Paige lives in the Upper Valley with her husband and a rotating cast of rescue animals.