I'm Kimberly Rooney | 高小荣, a writer, editor, and – take your pick: singer, runner, crocheter, bard, other.
I'm currently a copy editor at Prism Reports, a volunteer reader at Chestnut Review, and a creative nonfiction editor at Sundog Lit. I was previously a staff writer at Pittsburgh City Paper, and I was the second writer in residence at City Books, where I worked on a collection of essays on adoption and identity. I am a 2022 Best of the Net finalist, and my writing has appeared in The Offing, Jellyfish Review, Waxwing Magazine, Chestnut Review, and more.
In April 2019, I received a BPhil in English Fiction Writing and Communication rhetoric at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as a minor in Chinese. While at Pitt, I served as editor in chief of Collision Literary Magazine and copy chief of The Pitt News. After graduating, I worked as a barista, where I learned to pour a twelve-tier tulip, and as a content coordinator for Pittsburgh Magazine, where I retaught myself AP Style.
You can read my latest essay, "It's Not Over Until You Leave His Animal Crossing Island," here, and you can find my other writing on my writing page.