Ryan Gattis is a writer & educator. His most recent work, All Involved: A Novel of the 1992 L.A. Riots, is grounded in nearly two years of research & background spent with former gang members, firefighters, nurses, & other L.A. citizens who lived through it. He is also the author of novels Kung Fu High School and Roo Kickkick & the Big Bad Blimp, as well as two novellas published by Black Hill Press, The Big Drop: Homecoming and The Big Drop: Impermanence. He lives and writes in Los Angeles, where he is a member of the street art crew UGLARworks.