Nicky Loomis is a writer living in Los Angeles. 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. She writes features relating to arts and culture for various publications including the Los Angeles Times. She writes a longstanding human-interest column for her hometown paper, the Pasadena Star News. Her fiction has appeared in Driftwood Literary Journal, Inside Out Literary Magazine, and the Hawaii Review. She has received writing fellowships to the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Summer Literary Seminars, and a Long Scholarship from the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. She spent 2011-2012 in Budapest, Hungary as a Fulbright scholar in creative writing. She is currently an MFA candidate at UC Riverside’s low residency program. She recently published an essay in the Los Angeles Review of Books. She teaches journalism at Crossroads High School.