Tod Goldberg is the author of the novels Living Dead Girl (Soho Press), a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Fake Liar Cheat (Pocket Books/MTV) and the short story collection Simplify (OV Books), a 2006 finalist for the SCBA Award for Fiction and winner of the Other Voices Short Story Collection Prize. His short fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Other Voices, Santa Monica Review, The Sun, Post Road, Conversely, Indy Men's Magazine, the Baltimore Review, the Red Rock Review, Hobart and many others, twice earning Special Mention for the Pushcart Prize. A contributing writer for a number of magazines and newspapers, Tod's journalism, nonfiction and criticism frequently appear in the Los Angeles Times. Las Vegas CityLife, Palm Springs Life and Jewcy.com, among other publications, and has been featured in Better Nutrition, Palm Desert Magazine, Pebble Beach Magazine, the New York Journal-News, E! and many other other publication, as well as the anthologies Don't You Forget About Me: Contemporary Writers on the Films of John Hughes and When I Was A Loser: True Stories of Barely Surviving High School. In addition, Tod earned three Nevada Press Association awards in journalism for his long running weekly column in the now-defunct Las Vegas Mercury. Tod Goldberg teaches creative writing at the UCLA Extension Writers' Program, where he was named the 2005 Outstanding Instructor of the Year, and has previously taught at a number of colleges and universities, including, most recently, as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the MFA Program at the University of California-Riverside Palm Desert in 2006.