Whitney Gaines

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Whitney grew up writing poetry, switched to playwriting for Curious Theatre's New Voices program in high school, wrote fiction in college, and then started a nonfiction blog once she graduated. Her blog, Highest Form of Whit, currently has over 13,000 followers and is a recommended humor blog on WordPress. Whitney graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California with degrees in English: Creative Writing, and Political Science. After graduation, she taught middle school for a year, then decided the real world was too scary and went to graduate school to get her MFA in creative writing and finally write that book she's been talking about for years. She taught undergraduates during her tenure at Stony Brook Southampton and finished her book, a fictionalization of her life called The Games We Played, in June.