Ryan Gattis is a writer and educator. His most recent work, All Involved: A Novel of the 1992 LA Riots, is grounded in nearly two years of research and background spent with former gang members, firefighters, nurses, and other LA citizens who lived through it. He is also the author of novels Kung Fu High School and Roo Kickkick and 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.