My initials are L.A. but I go by Lu most of the time (or Dr. Lu – yes I am a Dr. just not the medical kind). Over my lifetime I’ve lived on both east and west coasts of the United States. I’ve been a student and scholar in business, information systems, and the arts. Along the way, I have won awards for my writing and I have attended a number of institutions in pursuit of various interrelationships between quantitative and qualitative knowledge relating sciences to the arts. Currently, I teach two classes, Advanced Technical Communication and Information Design at California State University Dominguez Hills and I work as a professional writer (business & technical).

Having worked many years in the entertainment industry, I have developed an interest in various types of creative writing especially paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary fiction as well as technical writing. Previous awards received for writing include the National Educational Film and Video Festival, WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, and the New York Film Festival. I’m a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as a senior member of the Society for Technical Communication and Founder of the SCBWI LaCanada/Montrose critique group for middle grade and young adult literature. I am currently an active member of the Horror Writer’s Association.

Current areas of interest in fiction include middle grade paranormal and fantasy, adult fantasy, and adult horror.