Wendy C. Ortiz


Wendy C. Ortiz is the author of Excavation: A MemoirHollywood Notebook, and the dreamoir Bruja. In 2016 Bustle named her one of “9 Women Writers Who Are Breaking New Nonfiction Territory.” Her work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Rumpus, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and the National Book Critics Circle Small Press Spotlight blog. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Joyland, StoryQuarterly, FENCE, and McSweeney’s, among many other places. Wendy is a psychotherapist in private practice in Los Angeles and facilitates workshops and gives talks on creative writing around the country.


Craft Chaps (2020) Wendy C. Ortiz