Lisa Locascio is the author of Open Me, published by Grove Atlantic in 2018, which will be published in Spanish as Las Noches Púrpura by Planeta in 2020. Open Me was a New York Times Editors' Choice, a semifinalist for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, an O Magazine "Top Ten Titles to Pick Up Now," and was named a most anticipated book of 2018 by many magazines. Lisa is also the editor of the anthology Golden State 2017: Best New Writing from California (Outpost19), and of the magazines Joyland and 7x7LA, a magazine of ekphrastic collaboration. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times Review of Books, No Tokens, The Believer, n+1, Tin House, Electric Literature, and many other magazines. She is Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Writers' Conference and currently lives in northern California, where she is at work on several book projects.