S.R. Mandel is from San Francisco, Boston, and Philadelphia, in that order. Her background is in literature and media; she has lived and taught in France, Japan, and the Middle East. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Apex, Strange Horizons, Vastarien, Mermaids Monthly, and the Massachusetts Review, among others. Susannah tends to be shy, but does like making new friends, so feel free to reach out!