Coast Magazine's executive editor, Samantha Dunn, is the author of several books including the novel Failing Paris, a finalist for the PEN Center Fiction, and the bestselling memoirs, Not By Accident: Reconstructing a Careless Life and Faith in Carlos Gomez. Dunn’s writing has been featured in many publications including O the Oprah Magazine, Ms., Glamour and the Los Angeles Times. Her work is anthologized in a number of places, including the short story anthology, Women on the Edge: Writing from Los Angeles, which she co-edited. Dunn is a member of the Writers Guild of America and teaches memoir writing at Chapman University. Also, she directs Writers Camp founded by Cheryl Strayed at the Esalen Institute and is on the faculty of the literary nonprofit begun by Pam Houston, WritingxWriters.