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Wendy C. Ortiz

India Downes-Le Guin

Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A MemoirHollywood Notebook, and the dreamoir BrujaBustle once named her one of “9 Women Writers Who Are Breaking New Nonfiction Territory.” Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles TimesThe Rumpus, and the Los Angeles Review of BooksWendy‘s writing has appeared in numerous journals and other places including BOMB Magazine onlineThe New York Times, JoylandStoryQuarterly, and FENCE. She was awarded a Tin House residency in Fall 2022 to continue working on her next book. Her current project is Mommy’s El Camino, a weekly online newsletter. Wendy is a psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles.