Andrew Tonkovich is a graduate of the MFA Creative Writing Program at UC Irvine and a former Santa Monica College workshop student of writer Jim Krusoe. His short stories, essays, reviews and commentaries have appeared widely. Tonkovich is a staff participant at the annual summer Community of Writers at Olympic Valley, CA and hosts Bibliocracy Radio, a podcast and weekly literary arts program on Pacifica's KPFK 90.7 FM. Recent short stories, essays and reviews appear in Best American Nonrequired Reading, Los Angeles Review of Books, Juked, ZYZZYVA, Juked, and Faultline. He is the author of two collections, The Dairy of Anne Frank and Keeping Tahoe Blue. With Lisa Alvarez, he co-edited the first-ever anthology of literary writing about Orange County. In 2022 he founded Citric Acid: An Online Orange County Literary Arts Quarterly of Imagination and Reimagination.