Leni Leanne Phillips is a student in the University of California at Riverside/Palm Desert’s MFA program in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts. Leanne received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in history from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and is a former fiction and poetry editor of Byzantium, Cal Poly’s literary journal.
Leanne’s focus is on fiction and creative non-fiction. She has also written on United States and California history, Bill of Rights issues, and Constitutional law. Leanne is a reader, contributor, and copy editor for The Coachella Review. Her work has appeared or will appear in The New Times, Tolosa Press, History’s Women, LegalZoom, The Coachella Review, WordFest Anthology 2019, and elsewhere.