Ernessa T. Carter
Ernessa T. Carter has worked as an ESL teacher in Japan, a music journalist in Pittsburgh, a payroll administrator in Burbank, and a radio writer for American Top 40 with Ryan Seacrest in Hollywood. She is also a retired member of the L.A. Derby Dolls roller derby league. She graduated from Smith College and from Carnegie Mellon University’s MFA program. 32 Candles is her first novel.