Tammy Delatorre is a writer living in Los Angeles. She received a 2020-2021 Steinbeck Fellowship, which enabled her to finish her memoir.

She has received other noteworthy literary awards. Her essay, “Out of the Swollen Sea,” was selected by author Cheryl Strayed as the winner of the Payton Prize, and her essay, “Diving Lessons,” was awarded the Slippery Elm Prose Prize and recognized as a Notable Essay in the 2016 Best American Essays. Her essay, “I Am Coming for You,” was the winner of CutBank’s Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction, also recognized as a Notable Essay in the 2020 Best American Essays. And her essay, “Mother and the Heart Stones,” won Columbia Journal’s 2019 Fall Nonfiction Contest.

Her writing has appeared in Los Angeles Times, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, Redbook, Salon, Vice, xoJane, The Rumpus, Los Angeles Review, VIDA Review, Zone 3, and Hobart. She obtained her MFA from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Read more of her work at www.tammydelatorre.com.