A Southern California native, I was born and raised in the Imperial Valley, adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico border. I am currently the communications editor for a non-profit organization and the true horror/paranormal editor for Kelp Journal. I am a member of the Horror Writers Association, San Diego and 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 Low-Residency 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. 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.

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