Rona Fernandez (she/they) is a writer, fundraising consultant, activist, dancer, wife and #stillmother who lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her non-fiction and fiction writing has appeared in publications such as The Rumpus, Philippine News, Instant City, Yes! Magazine, The Colored Lens, Devilfish Review, the Grassroots Fundraising Journal and the groundbreaking collection, What God is Honored Here? An Anthology on Miscarriage and Infant Loss, the first anthology of writings by Native women and women of color on this topic.
Rona is an alumna of the Voices/VONA workshop for writers of color (including being a member of the first-ever speculative fiction VONA workshop in 2014), the Macondo Writers Workshop, the Napa Valley Writers Conference and the Tin House Winter Novel Workshop. Rona is a founding member of the Words & Worlds speculative fiction collective, and was part of the inaugural cohort, in 2019, of the San Francisco Writers Grotto’s Rooted & Written program for emerging writers of color. She is currently at work on a climate fiction novel set in the San Francisco Bay Area, fifty years into the future.