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  Wife, Mother, Author, Professor & Professional Laugher!

Ryane Nicole Granados is a Los Angeles native and she earned her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She received her BA in English from Loyola Marymount University, where she also earned the Nikki Giovanni writing award and the honorable distinction of being LMU's first ever African American Valedictorian for the graduating class of 2000. Her work has been featured in various national and international publications including Dirty Chai, Gravel, Role Reboot, For Harriet, The Manifest-Station, Mutha Magazine, FORTH Magazine, The Good Men Project, Specter Magazine and the Atticus Review.  Additionally, she teaches English at Golden West College and has authored her own student success manual entitled Tips from an Unlikely Valedictorian. She is best described as a person who laughs loud and hard sometimes in the most inappropriate of circumstances. As a result, she hopes the completion of her first fiction novel will INSPIRE, CHALLENGE, AMUSE and MOTIVATE thinking that cultivates change.