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Lily Dayton

freelance
writer
Santa Cruz, CA
Lily Dayton is a freelance writer and investigative journalist who also writes fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction. Her work appears in Writer’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times, Pacific Standard and The Rumpus, among other fine outlets. She authored the book Sea Otters for the Monterey Bay Aquarium and, in 2017, was awarded a National Fellowship from the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. She is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing at San Jose State University, where she was the fiction editor for the California edition of Reed Magazine. Find her online at lilydayton.com.