Several years ago, I left a job in software engineering. Now I write MG and YA instead of HTML and Java. When not writing, I’m likely reading, burning something on the stove, or plotting a return to Comic-Con International. In 2015, I was a double finalist in the RWA® Golden Heart® contest and my manuscript When I Wake won the YA category. My story “Do Not Machine Wash” appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: I Can’t Believe My Dog Did That! I currently reside in Japan with my family and two weird dogs.