Natashia Deón is an attorney, writer, and law professor. Her debut novel, Grace, is due out June 2016 with Counterpoint Press. Deón was recently named one of L.A.'s "Most Fascinating People" by L.A. Weekly, and is the creator of the popular reading series, Dirty Laundry Lit. A PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, Deón has been awarded fellowships and residencies at Yale, Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, Prague's Creative Writing Program, Dickinson House in Belgium, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts.Her writing has appeared in American Short Fiction, The Rumpus, The Feminist Wire, Asian American Lit Review, Rattling Wall, B O D Y and other places.Deón has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside--Palm Desert, has two perfect children, and a lovely husband whom she met while living and working in Kent, England. She loves pastor tacos and pretty much anything with Sriracha on it.