Katrina Carrasco writes novels, short stories, and essays. Her second novel, ROUGH TRADE (MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux), comes out April 9, 2024. (Preorder ROUGH TRADE.) Her debut novel, THE BEST BAD THINGS (MCD/FSG), 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 on websites including Witness Magazine, Post Road Magazine, and Literary Hub. She has received support from residencies and foundations including the Corporation of Yaddo, Jentel Arts, I-Park Foundation, Blue Mountain Center, Willapa Bay AiR, Mineral School, Lighthouse Works, Artist Trust, and the Whiting Foundation. Katrina is working on a new novel.