Congrats To DePaul Alumni Erika J. Simpson Whose Essay, “If You Ever Find Yourself,” Has Been Featured In Best American Essays 2022

Erika was the very first student to work on a Big Shoulders Books project – before BSB even existed, in fact. After DePaul, she graduated with an MFA in African-American speculative fiction from University of Kentucky. Her award winning essay, “If You Ever Find Yourself,” has earned her a book deal with Scribner and will be expanded into a memoir, This Is Your Mother.