Branden Boyer-White is a fiction and essay writer who has always lived in the desert. Born and raised in Palm Springs and the Joshua Tree area, she also spent three years in Tempe getting her MFA at Arizona State University, where she taught writing.


Her work has appeared in places like Alaska Quarterly Review, Hunger Mountain, Third Coast, and Anthropoid, and been honored with the A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize and as a runner-up for the inaugural Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize, among other nods she’s truly grateful for.


Branden loves traveling but hates packing, and collects tarot decks, new favorite folk musicians, and pretty editions of Jeanette Winterson's novels. In past incarnations she danced ballet for a decade, did epic amounts of community theater, had an intense fling with metalworking, and volunteered for four years at a marine wildlife center giving medical care to seals and sea lions. Since 2013, she’s worked as a freelance copywriter and has learned more about marketing than she ever dreamed or planned on. For now, she lives in Los Angeles and will fight you that it is the greatest food city in the country.