Kate Tyler Wall is managing editor of an early American history journal in Philadelphia. She grew up in a 1950s-era housing development in Dover, Delaware, which inspired lifelong interests in music, history, exploring, and the power of place. She has a degree in political science and journalism (American history minor) from the University of Delaware. She now lives in another 1950s tract house in Newark, Delaware, with “suburban ecologist” husband Roland Wall and beagle-basset buddy Pilot. At age 50 she started writing fiction and becoming a “famed punk rock attendee” (Punknews, 2014). When not roaming the East Coast seeing around 180 bands a year, she likes walking, exploring, reading, the beach, and fighting the power.