Penny Marcus currently at the edge of the civilized world, Packwood, WA. Just beyond the road she lives on and out behind her house is the Gifford Pinchot National Forest. She has lived in Boston, St Paul, upstate New York, New Jersey, and Washington State. Between moves, she has been a musician, director of a nonprofit, and an office drone. She has degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music and the Longy School of Music.