about

Felicia Luna Lemus is the author of the novels Trace Elements of Random Tea Parties (FSG, 2003; Seal Press, 2004) and Like Son (Akashic Books, 2007). 

Lemus graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Irvine (History, B.A.), earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the California Institute of the Arts, and was a Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Program (GOFP) Fellow at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies.

She has been an Assistant Professor at California State University, San Bernardino, a Visiting Professor at Pitzer College, Associate Faculty at Antioch University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, adjunct faculty at The New School and the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, and a kindergarten teacher in urban Los Angeles. She has also been a featured speaker at numerous universities, including Stanford, Cornell, Yale, and Harvard.

Sharpie Ultra Fine black markers are among her favorite things. She lives in Northeast Los Angeles with her spouse, their wild ones, and a pair of Great Horned owls.