MEREDITH RESNICK (Curator, Contributor, Open Mic Host and Word Maven) was the first host of DimeStories Open Mic Orange County. She loves a good story and seems to attract them, which is why we made her a curator. She’s also the creator of The Writer’s [Inner] Journey, and is a blogger for Psychology Today. Her essays have been published in Newsweek, Bride’s, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Chicago Tribune, Santa Monica Review, and The Complete Book of Aunts. She is equal parts obsessive and serene; left to her own devices she eats too much candy. She lives in Irvine, California. Visit her at meredithresnick.com.