Katrina Carrasco writes novels, short stories, and essays. Her debut novel, THE BEST BAD THINGS (MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018), was a finalist in the Lambda Literary Awards and Washington State Book Awards, and won the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel. Her essays and short stories have appeared in publications and websites including Witness Magazine, Post Road Magazine, and Literary Hub. She has received support from the Corporation of Yaddo, I-Park Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, Jentel, Willapa Bay AiR, Mineral School, Lighthouse Works, Artist Trust, the Whiting Foundation, the Portland State University Laurels Award, and the Tom and Phyllis Burnam Graduate Scholarship. Katrina is a mentor with the Latinx in Publishing program and works with young writers as part of the UCLA Alumni Mentor Program. She is writing a new novel.