Known for such works as the surrealistic brief story collection THE LADY in the Flammable Skirt as well as the novel A LOW PROFILE Sign of MY VERY OWN, this Los Angeles-based author offers attained two Pushcart Awards and a fresh York Instances Notable Book designation. A LOW PROFILE Sign of MY VERY OWN was converted to a 2010 film starring Jessica Alba. After making an undergraduate level from the University or college of California at NORTH PARK, she received an MFA in innovative writing from your University or college of California, Irvine. She later on taught in the University or college of Southern California and with the University or college of California, Los Angeles’ Expansion program. She released her second book, THIS Sadness of Lemon Cake, this year 2010. Her second short story collection, Willful Creatures, had debuted five years earlier. She was raised in LA, California. She as well as the Lovely Bones author Alice Sebold became friends while attending the Master of Fine Arts program at UC-Irvine.