Loria Mendoza hails from Austin, Texas, where she learned to keep it weird. Seeking the constancy of water, she moved to San Francisco, where she earned her MFA in the Creative Writing program at San Francisco State University. Her work has been published in Fourteen Hills, Red Light Lit, The Walrus Literary Journal, Transfer Magazine, The Velro Reader and featured at Bay Area Generations, Voz Sin Tinta, MFA Mixer 2.0, Velro, Oakland’s Beast Crawl and San Francisco’s Litquake. Her chapbook, Life’s Too Short, a collection of stories, is forthcoming from Fourteen Hills Press in 2017. She lives in Austin, again.