Leah Francesca Christianson is a writer with roots in California and Minnesota. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in TriQuarterly, River Teeth, Split Lip Magazine, Bending Genres, Sundog Lit, and other publications. She earned a BA from UCLA and an MFA from Miami University, where she was editor-in-chief of Oxford Magazine. Her work has been nominated for awards including the Pushcart Prize, Fictions of the Midwest, Best of the Net, and has been supported by a Madeline Island School for the Arts fellowship and the Jordan Goodman prize.
She has served as a panelist for numerous creative writing awards, including Sun Yat-sen University's essay contest and Idaho Commission on the Arts Creative Writing fellowship. Formerly, she has worked as an journalist, a management consultant, and a bartender on a cruise ship. She teaches creative writing at The Loft Literary Center.
Currently, Leah is interested in exploring how time affects memory, any and all music-related writing, and the intersection of humor and grief. She has completed a novel and is working on a collection of short stories and a chapbook of hybrid nonfiction.