Ramona is a native of Mobile, Alabama. Her linked short story collection It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories won the 2022 Drue Heinz Literature Prize and was published by University of Pittsburgh Press in October. 

She spent a decade in the Northeastern U.S. where she wrote freelance articles, proofread for a men’s fashion weekly, and performed production roles for several consumer magazines before moving into technical editing and writing. She eventually moved to Texas for several years before leaving to pursue her MFA in fiction. She has since returned and is nearing completion on a novel.

Ramona has served as a board member for A Room of Her Own (AROHO), moderated panels at conferences, taught college-level writing courses, and served as an associate fiction editor for Kallisto Gaia Press.

Her stories and essays have appeared in The Southampton Review, Pembroke, Bayou Magazine, New South, Superstition Review, Texas Highways and other publications. She’s won the Nancy D. Hargrove Editors’ Prize, been a resident at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, and participated in the Writers Workshops at The Community of Writers.