Wendy C. Ortiz is a Los Angeles native and author of Excavation: A Memoir, Hollywood Notebook, and the dreamoir, Bruja. Her work has been profiled or featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Rumpus, the National Book Critics Small Press Spotlight Blog, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Joyland, StoryQuarterly, Hazlitt, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She is the co-editor and co-publisher of Lounge Lit: An Anthology of Poetry and Fiction by the Writers of Literati Cocktail and Rhapsodomancy.