Lauren T. Davila is a Pushcart-nominated, Latina writer currently pursuing her Ph.D. in English at Claremont Graduate University in California, USA. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from George Mason University and dual BAs in English and Creative Writing from Pepperdine University. After completing her studies, she plans to teach at the collegiate level while publishing poetry and fiction.
Her writing has appeared online at Granada Magazine, The Paragon Journal, Ghost Heart Literary Magazine, Peach Velvet Mag, Voyage Journal, Second Chance Magazine, Headcanon Magazine, In Parentheses, and Poets Reading the News, and in print anthology, Hireath.
She has edited multiple short story anthologies. WHEN OTHER PEOPLE SAW US, THEY SAW THE DEAD is a BIPOC gothic anthology from Haunt Publishing (May 2022). Two Latine genre anthologies are forthcoming from Bee Infinite Press and Flower Song Press in September 2022– WHERE MONSTERS LURK AND MAGIC HIDES and PLACES WE BUILD IN THE UNIVERSE, respectively. She recently announced a Locale anthology through Inked In Gray Press and an Eco-Horror anthology through Outland Entertainment.
She is currently working on a YA novel, picture book, and both poetry and short story collections. Besides her personal creative work, she is a member of the Board of Advisors for CatStone Books, a judge at NYC Midnight, and the Editor-in-Chief for Foothill Poetry Journal. She lives in the Los Angeles suburbs where you can find her drinking decaf rose lattes and swimming.