Liza Monroy is the author of the personal essay collection Seeing As Your Shoes Are Soon To Be On Fire (Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press), the memoir The Marriage Act: The Risk I Took To Keep My Best Friend In America And What It Taught Us About Love (Counterpoint/Soft Skull), and the novel Mexican High (Spiegel & Grau/Random House). Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, O (Oprah Magazine), Poets & Writers, Marie Claire, Newsweek, Guernica, Catamaran, The Village Voice, Everyday With Rachael Ray, Jane, Self, Psychology Today, Jezebel, Publishers Weekly, Bust and many other publications and anthologies, including The New York Times’ Best of Modern Love, Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, Oprah’s Little Book of Calm and Comfort, One Big Happy Family, and Wedding Cake For Breakfast. A graduate of Emerson College and Columbia University’s School of the Arts, Liza has taught writing at Columbia University, UCLA Extension, and is currently on the faculty of the Writing Program at UC Santa Cruz. She loves surfing, playing capoeira, reading, traveling, drinking coffee, and spending time with her husband and their family of two tiny humans, a pug, and an unruly potbellied pig named Señor Bacon.
Editing & Writing Coaching
Liza works with select clients who write fiction, essays/creative nonfiction, academic work, and journalism. She offers editing services and manuscript consultation, as well as other coaching and advice for those looking to revise, polish, and publish, as well as consulting on finding an agent, choosing and getting into MFA programs, and all other aspects of the literary life. Use the contact form to get in touch!