Southern California-based. Iowa-born. Writer for Forbes health, Open Mind, The Atlantic, Barrelhouse literary magazine, The Los Angeles Times, NBC/MSNBC andĀ  many others. Mom. Hiker. Dog owner. Intrepid home cook. Part-time prof. Interested in quality journalism, experimental (or not!) fiction and anything else that has to do with storytelling.

MA, Missouri School of Journalism. Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. and Southern California Science Writers.

Visit me on Twitter @vicclay. Please check out theĀ portfolio page for links to work.