Ivy Pochoda is the author of the the critically acclaimed novel Visitation Street published by Ecco / Dennis Lehane Books. Visitation Street was chosen as an Amazon Best Book of the Month, Amazon Best Book of 2013, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Huffington Post, Self, and House & Garden. Her first novel The Art of Disappearing, was published by St. Martin’s Press in 2009. Ivy teaches creative writing at the Lamp Arts Program in Skid Row where she helped found Skid Row Zine. A former world ranked squash player, Ivy has a BA from Harvard College in Classical Greek and an MFA from Bennington College in fiction. Ivy grew up in Brooklyn, NY and currently lives in West Adams, Los Angeles with her daughter Loretta and husband Justin Nowell. Her forthcoming novel, Wonder Valley, will be released by Ecco Books in November 2017.