Aíne M. Norris (pronounced “AWN-yuh”) is a college instructor of composition, poetry, and American literature, and currently teaches at Northern Virginia Community College. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.A. (2004) and M.A. (2016) in English and research, and is a doctoral student in the Department of English at Old Dominion University. Her research explores the lives of forgotten or misrepresented women in literature and American history and the evolution of local and regional folklore and superstition. Norris serves as a trustee for the Circus Historical Society. Drop a line via hello [at] ainenorris [dot] info.