Laurie Tom is a third generation Chinese American living in the southern California area. She's been entranced by science fiction and fantasy since childhood and has never been able to stop visiting other worlds. Her work has also appeared in venues such as Crossed Genres, Galaxy's Edge, and Penumbra.
In her spare time Laurie splits her time between books, anime, and video games, the last of which has turned into her day job. More recent hobbies include reading about WWI Germany and Tudor England, which she swears is just for research until she finds herself looking for board games based around those topics.