About the Author
Award-winning journalist and former deputy editor of LA Weekly. Joe Donnelly is an award-winning journalist who has worked for the New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and numerous other national and international publications. His work has appeared in several anthologies and literary publications. Donnelly was the deputy editor of the LA Weekly from 2002- 2008. Before that, Donnelly was the arts editor of New Times Los Angeles and the editor in chief of the seminal Los Angeles pop-culture magazine, Bikini. He eared his masters in journalism from UC Berkeley.
Award-w Laurie Ochoa is a beloved story editor known for her high standards and ability to encourage new and established writers to do their best work. During her eight years as editor in chief of the LA Weekly, she produced a literary city paper with highly regarded investigative, cultural and lifestyle coverage and led the paper to more national journalism awards than any other alternative newspaper in the country, including the Pulitzer Prize in 2007. From 1999 to 2001, she was the executive editor of Gourmet, where she and Ruth Reichl attracted a new generation of readers to the magazine,