© 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. I am currently the true horror/paranormal editor for Kelp Journal and am a member of the Horror Writers Association, San Diego. I am also a founding playwright for the East Valley Repertory Theatre in Indio, California.


I was the drama editor for The Coachella Review, the online literary journal published by the UCR Palm Desert Campus MFA Program, and the fiction editor for Badlands, the literary journal published by California State University, San Bernardino, Palm Desert Campus. 

I received my MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from University of California, Riverside—Palm Desert Campus. 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. 

My perfect day consists of a cup of black tea and my cat, Flynn Kermit.

A.E. Santana

fiction. plays. reviews.

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