© 2020 by A.E. Santana. Photos by Danielle Sombati.

A Southern California native, I was born and raised in the Imperial Valley, adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border and currently live in the Coachella Valley. I'm a communications editor for a non-profit organization and have taught fine art, theatre, and writing at the middle school level.

I have quite an affinity for cats.

I am a member of the Palm Springs Writers Guild and Horror Writers Association, San Diego. I am currently the true horror/paranormal editor for Kelp Journal. I was the drama editor for The Coachella Review, the online literary journal published by the UCR Palm Desert MFA Program, and the fiction editor for Badlands, the literary journal published by California State University, San Bernardino.

I received my MFA in creative writing from University of California, Riverside. I graduated from California State University, San Bernardino with a bachelor's degree in mass communications and a minor in script writing. My associate's degree in journalism is from Imperial Valley College. 

A.E. Santana

fiction. plays. reviews.

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