Nicky Loomis is a writer living based in Southern California. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in English and Creative Writing. She additionally holds an MS from Columbia Journalism School in print journalism, an MA in Specialized Journalism from USC Annenberg and an MFA in fiction from UC Riverside’s low residency program. Her writing has appeared in Forecast Magazine, LARB, Catapult, Los Angeles TimesPasadena Star News, Driftwood Literary Journal, Inside Out Literary Magazine,  the Hawaii Review. She spent 2011-2012 in Budapest, Hungary as a Fulbright scholar in creative writing.