Alex Luceli Jiménez is a 23 year old writer and first year middle school English teacher living in the windy city of Soledad, CA. She was born in Anaheim, CA and raised in another windy city: Fontana, CA. After graduating from Summit High School in Fontana, she received a full-ride scholarship to the University of California, Berkeley, where she studied comparative literature (with a focus on literature written in English and Spanish) and creative writing. At UC Berkeley, she held several positions at the city of Berkeley’s paper of record, The Daily Californian, primarily as a senior staff writer and editor. She also served as assistant editor and later managing editor at Berkeley Fiction Review, UC Berkeley’s oldest prose journal. She now spends her days teaching English Language Arts to 7th and 8th graders, and writes and reads whenever she has a spare moment. Alex’s main literary interests include queer horror/speculative fiction, contemporary classics, and narratives about neurotic women, though she has also been known to enjoy a good old-fashioned romance novel.