Sam Quinones is a Los Angeles-based freelance journalist and author of three books of creative nonfiction.
He is formerly a reporter with the L.A. Times, where he worked for 10 years. He is a veteran reporter on immigration, gangs, drug trafficking, the border and Mexico, where he lived, and wrote, from 1994 to 2004.
He also edits TELL YOUR TRUE TALE, an experiment in storytelling. He teaches a writing workshop of the same name, based on his books and the stories he's written for most of his 28-year journalism career.