Paul Rousseau is a disabled writer represented by Darhansoff & Verrill literary agency. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, Paul has work published in or forthcoming from Roxane Gay's The Audacity, Autofocus, Catapult, CRAFT, HAD, Hippocampus, Jellyfish Review, JMWW, Necessary Fiction, Okay Donkey, Pidgeonholes, Pithead Chapel, Waxwing, Wigleaf, and X-R-A-Y, among others.
Paul’s essay “Public Safety” was hand-selected by Roxane Gay to feature in her newsletter, The Audacity early in 2021. This piece can be found, in somewhat altered form, in Paul’s recently completed memoir, FRIENDLY FIRE, the story of surviving a gunshot to the head, enduring the predatory mechanisms built into personal injury litigation, and the ongoing struggles of traumatic brain injury. It is also the story of a friendship severed into two parts: the shooter and the shot.
You can read his work online at Paul-Rousseau.com and follow him on Twitter @Paulwrites7.