Much of Estella Gonzalez's writing is inspired by her childhood in East Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Kweli Journal, The Acentos Review and Huizache. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in "Latinos in Lotusland: An Anthology of Contemporary Southern California Literature." She received a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and was selected a Reading Notable for The Best American Non-Required Reading. Her debut short-story collection, "Chola Salvation," was published last spring.