Writer – Teacher – Artist


The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”

-C.S. Lewis

Anastasia Gustafson is an award-winning writer and graphic artist. When she’s not revising her debut novel, Apricity, for the thirteenth time, she’s teaching English at Carmel Catholic High School or finishing her graduate school homework for Northwestern University.

Anastasia’s artwork has been published in a documentary on both Amazon and Itunes titled “1/10th of a Second” , and her illustrations have been featured by the YouTuber, Ordinary Sausage.

In 2019, while she was the managing editor for the College of Lake County Chronicle, she won the Editorial Writer of the Year Award from the Illinois Community College Journalism Association for having loud opinions. Now, she contributes to the National Council For Teachers Of English blog when she feels passionately about topics in education. During the remnants of her free time, she writes vampire fiction for around twenty-thousand readers on Archive of Our Own.