Lora Rivera hails from the University of Arizona with an MFA in Creative Writing. Her passion is to tell emotionally impacting stories that foster the kind of curiosity that drives action. She has found a home in the Sonoran Desert. It's monsooning here, and so smells electric of wet creosote, thin and far-off lightning, and blowing duff. Her published works run the gamut from fiction and poetry to lyric essay.
The Journey: Post-MFA, her internship at Claire Gerus Literary Agency catapulted her into a position as Associate Agent. Since 2008, she has worked largely for nonprofits and small businesses as a writer, editor, collaborator and communicator. She is equally adept at writing for the web and inter-organizational messaging as she is at long-form creative copy. She was the Senior Writer for Aviva’s Life Book Program from 2009 to 2013, and is presently the Senior E-Learning Developer at Ridgewood Interactive Communications.
She likes: prickly and soft things, rocks and climbing on them, people and connecting to them, milk in steam or cream form, and tiny ferns because they are old and slow to evolve and so must be very wise. Extracurricularly, she juggles: Vice Presidency of a nonprofit climbing organization, novelling, and penning a collection of desert-themed vignettes.