Bonnie ZoBell was born and raised in San Diego, California. She has received an NEA for her fiction and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award for a story that was later read on NPR. Recently included on Wigleaf’s 2009 Top 50 list for very short fiction, she also won the Capricorn Novel Award and an Honorable Mention for the James Jones Novel Contest. Her work has been included in or forthcoming in Night Train, American Fiction, The Bellingham Review, The Greensboro Review, Art & Understanding: America’s AIDS Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, elimae, Rumble and Word Riot. She’s held residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, VCCA, and other colonies. She attended Palomar Community College, received a B.S. from San Diego State University with Honors, and an MFA from Columbia University on fellowship. At San Diego Mesa College, she’s the Creative Writing Coordinator. Though she’s tried to move away a few times, she always winds up back to San Diego, where she lives with her husband, two dogs, and two cats.