I was born in a California port town bordering the Pacific Ocean and grew up in a valley near the sea, scrambling through the chaparral after lizards and bounding between rocks in the barranca. A voracious reader, I stayed up late reading laundry baskets full of books by the cerulean light of the public access channel. In 1998 I took a diary reading/writing class during which, in addition to our assignments, I began posting my notebooks online. I received my MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University in 2008, and my Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Denver in 2011. I have taught creative writing at Brown University, the University of Denver, and at Miami University in Ohio. I currently live in California. My first book, Glamorous Freak: How I Taught My Dress to Act, was published by Jaded Ibis Press in 2012, and my second novel, Beyond This Point Are Monsters, was published by Sidebrow Books in 2013.
Persephassa.com [see older versions] was registered in December, 2003.
Previously, this site was presented in a variety manifestations on kore.lhabia.com [2000-2003], mesmerized.org/kore [1999-2000], kore.prettie.com [1998-1999] and on a Tripod.com site .