Parks grew up on welfare in Southern California, where she spent her twenties being a waitress. Then—after a fateful
meeting with Dorothy Allison—she decided to be a writer. She moved to the Pacific Northwest and landed on a tiny island
off the coast of Bellingham, Washington. Some years later, she met blind writer Sean F. Toner. They are the Editor-in-Chief (Sean) and Fiction Editor (Robin) of Referential Magazine. Visit!