Ericka Lutz lives in Oakland, California where she writes in many genres. Her short stories, including selections from her collection San Andreas: Short Fiction on Shaky Ground, have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including Green Mountains Review, Scrivener Creative Review, Chemical Lust: a sex and drugs anthology (Monophonic), Kaleidoscope, Pindeldyboz, and Sideshow: An anthology of contemporary fiction (Somersault Press). She is a recent fellow at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the fiction editor at the online magazine Literary Mama. Her creative nonfiction appears in the themed anthologies Child of Mine (Hyperion), and in Literary Mama, Toddler, and France: A Love Story (allSeal Press). She is also the author of seven commercial non-fiction books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Stepparenting, and she teaches writing at U. C. Berkeley.