Laura Mandanas is a Filipina American living in Brooklyn. She works as an engineer for a kitchen gadget company by day and dreams of writing the Great American Queer Novel by night. Laura cut her teeth writing and editing RIT’s Reporter Magazine and now reviews lesbian literature for The Lesbrary. When she isn’t drooling over Giada with her girlfriend and chiweenie, Laura enjoys making fruity cocktails and playing Scrabble. Ideally at the same time.