Southern California-based. Iowa-born. Writer for The Atlantic, Barrelhouse literary magazine, The Los Angeles Times, MSNBC.com, Yoga Journal andĀ  many others. Mom. Yogi. Dog owner. Intrepid home cook. Part-time prof. Interested in compassionate journalism, experimental fiction and anything else that has to do with words.

MA, Missouri School of Journalism. Member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. #Binders

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