Harmony Cox is an essayist and humorist. She has been published in Narratively, Electric Literature, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her cat Bandit.
Harmony Cox is a Midwestern essayist and humorist who has been published plenty of times despite the fact she doesn’t live in New York. She is not in the least bit insecure about the fact that she lives in the Midwest, so stop bringing it up. Don’t come crying to her in the landlocked safety of Columbus, Ohio when the sea swallows your coastal cities whole.
Harmony Cox is a queer Midwestern essayist and humorist. Harmony doesn’t always include “queer” in her bio, but she snuck it in because your call for submissions included “diverse voices.” Harmony feels the same ambivalence that many marginalized people do when a call for submissions encourages them to leverage their identities into opportunities they might not otherwise get. But Harmony also wants to get published, so here we are. Harmony lives alone with a poorly-behaved cat, because sometimes stereotypes exist for a reason.
Harmony Cox is a queer Midwestern essayist and humorist. She has been published in Narratively, Electric Literature, McSweeney’s, and elsewhere. This is the part of her bio where she would put an MFA if she had one, but she doesn’t, and that’s just fine. She has never lost sleep wondering if she would have been more successful if she’d only taken a few years to buckle down, refine her craft, and make connections in the literary world. You know who else is from Columbus, Ohio that doesn’t have an MFA? James Thurber! His work was beloved by millions! And now he’s dead!
Harmony Cox is a queer Midwestern essayist and humorist that just accidentally reminded herself that she will die someday and now she needs to sit down and breathe into a paper bag for a while.
Harmony Cox is a queer Midwesterner who tries to convince the people around her that she’s a professional writer, but then she struggles to come up with something as simple as an author bio. She probably lacks faith in her accomplishments because her father didn’t give her enough attention as she was growing up in Columbus, Ohio. Harmony has a cat named Bandit, which is a poor substitute for a parent’s unconditional love. But hey, at least she’s been published in McSweeney’s. Are you proud of her now, Dad?!
Harmony Cox is a queer Midwestern essayist and humorist who is coming to terms with the fact that being published in places like Narratively and McSweeney’s is not a substitute for real self-esteem. Harmony has decided to free herself from her need to impress other people and do the hard work of — oh wait, people actually read these when they’re deciding who to publish? God damn it. Fine.
Harmony Cox, better known by her pen name E.L. James, is the author of the bestselling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey. She lives in London with her husband, two children, and zero cats.