Leilani Clark is an editor and writer. As the editor of Made Local Magazine, she curates and writes stories about the Sonoma County food system. She is a regular contributor to Civil Eats, KQED, and The Press Democrat. A former staff writer at the North Bay Bohemian, her writing has also been featured at Mother Jones, The Guardian, and Edible Marin & Wine Country. She was a 2014 California Endowment Health Reporting Fellow and her feature about the federal crackdown on Northern California medical marijuana dispensaries won a California Newspaper Publishers Association award in 2013.
Leilani’s essays have been published at The Rumpus, Fwriction: Review, Storyscape Literary Journal, Clamor Magazine, Rad Dad, and Sunshine/Noir: Writing from San Diego and Tijuana.
Born and raised in Los Angeles and Hawaii, she lives in Santa Rosa, California with her husband, daughter, and dog.