I'm Asher Elbein, a freelance journalist, fiction writer and artist based in Austin, Texas. I write print and online features for outlets like The Texas Observer, The Atlantic, Bitter Southerner, Oxford American, and the Smithsonian.  

I like hats, folk music, wandering back roads and wild places, looking for wildlife and listening to people's stories. If you have a good one to tell, please don't hesitate to get in touch.