Risa Nye is a San Francisco Bay Area native. Her essays, stories, and articles have appeared in a variety of publications. She continues to mine her vast experience for more things to write about. She has an MFA in creative writing from Saint Mary’s College in California. She co-edited the anthology Writin’ on Empty.She writes about food, drink and films at EatDrinkFilms.com. Her memoir, There Was a Fire Here, was published by She Writes Press in 2016. Find her writing, including her forays into the world of mixology as Ms.Barstool (published on www.berkeleyside.com), and her blog at www.risanye.com.On staff since 2011
Risa has also written for our craft column.