Ashley Jean Granillo is an associate adjunct instructor of English at College of the Canyons. She received her BA and MA in Creative Writing from California State University Northridge. For a brief period of time, she worked as a freelance music journalist and editor for a small, LA-based publishing company. The experiences she garnered as a woman in the music industry led her to her first novel, LOVE FROM THE BARRICADE, published by Black Rose Writing in 2018. She is now currently enrolled at UCR in pursuit of her MFA in Fiction and Screenwriting.