I was born around Philadelphia, spent my formative years around Seattle, and now reside in the midwest. I went to Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, for my undergraduate studies, majoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures, with a minor in Biomedical Ethics. I then attended law school at the University of Wisconsin, graduated in 2003, and became an attorney. I loved law school. Did not like being a lawyer. Which is why I decided to become a writer.
I've studied and traveled extensively through Asia, and spent some time working at the US Embassy in Beijing. I love to read, I love to write, but what I love best of all is proving to myself that dreams do come true.