Victoria Shockley is a writer and editor, an avid reader of fiction, and a senior at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She’s majoring in English with a concentration in language and writing and will graduate in June of 2014, a year ahead of her class. She hopes to pursue a career in public relations or editing. Victoria is one of those rare students who actually enjoys school and learning, and she is proud to have a GPA that falls within the top 7% of the senior class at NCSU. Currently she is a Public Relations and Communications Assistant for Stephanie Wolf PR, based in New York City. When she’s not fine-tuning her own writing (or that of others), you can find her absorbed in a novel, singing slightly off-key renditions of karaoke songs, crossing items off her “bucket list,” or practicing her French to become fluent in the language one day. The Elevator is is her first novella.