Susan Josephs is a Los Angeles-based writer with a background in theater, dance, and journalism. She spent eight years writing about dance for the Los Angeles Times and her articles, essays, and short fiction have appeared in over a dozen publications including Salon, LA Weekly, Lilith, The Forward, and ARTnews. As a playwright, she has written five plays that have either received full productions or staged readings in New York and Los Angeles and her one-act play The Two Tamars was a winner in the 2022 Respect Diversity Competition sponsored by the Jewish Theatre of Oklahoma. Susan has collaborated with choreographers and performance artists as a dramaturge and spent eight years working as a domestic violence crisis counselor/advocate. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in counseling psychology at California State University, Long Beach and looks forward to writing more fiction.