Jacquelyn Mallory is an award-winning beer and food writer and photographer based in Seattle, Washington. She has lived a somewhat uncommon life. She learned to make fried chicken in Compton, almost died in Morocco, taught a gang member to drive a stick, and has an above-average ability to fold fitted sheets. But how does a farm girl with a master’s in psychology who has failed stints in everything from door-to-door vacuum sales to runway modeling become a published beer and food writer and photographer? Well, clearly, she was running out of options.